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ELNET (European Leadership Network)

Poland is the major force in Eastern Europe with a population and GDP equal to all its neighbors combined, and is one of the fastest growing economies in the EU. Poland holds important voting weight in European Institutions and has a decisive influence over qualified-majority decisions.


In today’s geopolitical reality, relations with Poland have become particularly important to Israel due to its significant and growing influence globally and on the European stage. On a backdrop of Jewish tragedy during the Nazi occupation of Poland, Polish-Israeli relations have flourished based on shared democratic values and common strategic goals. Furthermore, Poland and Israel share human bounds, with a vast number of Israelis tracing their roots in Poland and because of the millennial cohabitation of Jews and Poles.  More...


A close ally of the U.S. and a major country of the Middle East, Israel is an important and strategic partner for Poland. Israel and Poland share intelligence, technology, and lessons learned from combat experience, and undertake joint military training. Such cooperation may be exemplified by the multimillion dollar triangular missile production deal between the Israeli Rafael, Polish arms manufacturer MESKO and the Polish Ministry of Defense. In this way, Israel contributes to Poland's security.


I wish to express my great satisfaction that co-operation in the areas of high technologies and research & development as well as co-operation in military and civil fields has reached a very high level. Poland and Israel are co-operating in the best possible manner.
Donald Tusk Former Prime Minister of Poland





Since 2011, ELNET has been cultivating relations with important figures in Polish political society. ELNET also hosted delegations of key elected officials, dealing with foreign and security affairs to Israel and Poland. Since 2014, ELNET has been operating an office in Warsaw with a full-time experienced Executive Director and a Project Manager.











ELNET brings high-level Israeli speakers to the Kracow Security Conference


On April 17th, ELNET-Poland concluded a large-scale and exciting operation in Poland - an Israeli delegation to the Krakow Security Conference organized by the Institute For Strategic Studies in Krakow and Senator Bogdan Klich, Former Poland’s Minister of Defence. Professor Shlomo Avineri and Brig. Gen. (ret.) Michael Herzog, brought to Poland by ELNET, were prominent speakers of the event and participated also in a variety of encounters with senior Polish politicians.


The Under-Secretary of State, Deputy Minister of Defence Dr. Robert Kupiecki and Former Foreign Minister of Poland Professor Adam Rotfeld met with Prof. Avineri. He also had a series of lectures (Warsaw University, Stefan Batory Foundation, etc.) that gave a chance to present Israeli point of view on many significant issues, among them – the Iranian threat, ISIS and the destabilization of states in the Middle East.

Prof. Shlomo Avineri speaking at the main panel of the Krakow Security Conference. ELNET's proactive work ensured that Israel was represented in these important discussions.