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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

 

 

ELNET IMPACT IN 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECENT ACTIVITIES

 

4th Warsaw Security Forum, Poland

 

This year, ELNET-Poland stepped up its partnership with the Warsaw Security Forum (WSF), the biggest security conference in the Central and Eastern Europe, which took place on November 6-9, 2017. ELNET-Poland invited two senior Israeli speakers to participate at prominent panels, and held a special ELNET Roundtable on cyber and counter terrorism with four Israeli experts and senior former officials, showcasing Israel’s knowhow in the field to international audience. Like in previous years, the 2017 Warsaw Security Forum Conference attracted key policy makers, industry leaders, as well as military and civilian experts from around the world to discuss events, trends, as well as opportunities and challenges lying ahead for the Transatlantic Community.

ELNET Roundtable on cyber security and counter-terrorism with participation of Brig. Gen. (res.) Jacob Nagel – former Acting Head, National Security Council (NSC), Isaac Ben-Israel – Chairman of the Israel Space Agency and Director of the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at the Tel Aviv University, as well as Dr. Ori Goldberg and Lior Tabansky.

4th Poland-Israel Strategic Dialogue, Warsaw

Vital Voices Innovation Ecosystem Tech Tour, Israel

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