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As the crisis over the coronavirus (COVID-19) intensifies, we are pursuing creative approaches to continue our educational programs by utilizing new technologies and innovative solutions to connect European and Israeli leaders. Our professional teams in Europe and Israel are reaching out to key stakeholders in governments, parliaments, research institutes and partner organizations to explore new approaches to bilateral cooperation, including video conferences, expert briefings, online exchanges and interviews, as well as virtual delegations and strategic dialogues.

This program was made possible in part by the generous support of the Genesis Foundation.

EVENTS

Please note our events are dedicated to policymakers and opinion leaders, and most of them are not open to the public. If you are interested in participating, please contact us at: info@elnetwork.eu

SELECTED PAST EVENTS – VIDEO GALLERY

European Summit on Islamist Radicalization and Terrorist Threat - Fighting Islamist Terrorism

The third session of the European Summit on Islamist Radicalization and Terrorist Threat entitled “Fighting Islamist Terrorism, a Challenge for Europe’s Security and Future” provided an opportunity to hear about this challenge to national security in Europe, and beyond, from leading experts and officials, including former Prime Ministers of France Manuel Valls and the UK Theresa May.

The New Israeli Reality, Foreign Policy under Bennett & Lapid - Tal Schneider and Barak Ravid

As the new government takes its first steps, what will be the impact on Israel’s foreign policy? How will it respond to the Iran nuclear deal, the Palestinian conflict, and relations with the United States, Europe, and the new Arab allies? Two veteran Israeli journalists, Barak Ravid of Walla News and Tal Schneider of The Times of Israel, joined us to discuss the changing political landscape in Israel.

The Halimi Case: A Deadly Attack on French Values - Conversation with Bernard-Henri Lévy

Can France protect the largest Jewish community in Europe against the rising tide of antisemitism? Bernard-Henri Lévy, esteemed French philosopher and best-selling author, joined us for a unique conversation on the Halimi case, and its impact on French society.

Justice for Sarah Halimi - ELNET Briefing with Adv. Oudy Bloch and Muriel Ouaknine-Melki

Oudy Bloch, a criminal law expert, and the lawyer representing the Halimi family, and Muriel Ouaknine-Melki, President of the European Jewish Organization, will join us to discuss the Halimi case, its impact on France and Europe’s largest Jewish Diaspora.

Israel Under Attack: Briefing with IDF Int'l Spokesperson Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus

Special briefing with Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus on the situation in Israel and Gaza amid the latest round of hostilities.

German Israeli Space Forum - New Space for German-Israel Cooperation

Discussion on how to create a decisive advantage in space by joining the forces of Germany and Israel.

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Headed to Court - Geopolitical Dimension

Former MK Michal Cotler-Wunsh, Member of the European Parliament Soren Gade, Brig. Gen. (ret.) Michael Herzog.

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Headed to Court - Remarks by Amb. Dennis Ross

Amb. Dennis Ross – The Israeli Palestinian Conflict: Headed to Court (Closing Remarks).

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Headed to Court - Prof. Irwin Cotler, Justice Elyakim Rubinstein

Opening Remarks and keynote speeches by Dr. Arie Bensemhoun, Prof. Irwin Cotler, Justice Elyakim Rubinstein.

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Headed to Court - Legal Dimension - Prof. François Zimeray, Dr Christophe Eick, Dr Tal Becker

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Headed to Court Legal Implications: Prof. François Zimeray, Dr Christophe Eick, Dr Tal Becker.

Israel Election Puzzle: Key Takeaways, Possible Scenarios - ELNET Briefing with Tal Shalev

 Tal Shalev, a well-known political analyst and chief political correspondent for Walla News, joined us to make sense of Israel’s political landscape, discuss key takeaways from the latest round of elections and possible scenarios for the political future of the country.

Israel's Outstanding Vaccination Campaign - ELNET Briefing with Amos Harel

Amos Harel, who has been covering Israel’s coronavirus strategy along with defense issues for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, joined us to discuss how Israel became the world leader in vaccinating against COVID-19 and how this could further its geostrategic interests.

Israeli Elections, Take Four - Dramatic Developments in Domestic Politics with Lahav Harkov

Lahav Harkov, senior contributing editor and diplomatic correspondent for Israel’s leading English-language outlet, The Jerusalem Post, joined us to provide an incisive overview of Israel’s political landscape ahead of the March 2021 elections.

Covid-19 Crisis: Are We Nearing the End? - ELNET Briefing with Prof. Jonathan Gershoni

Prof. Jonathan Gershoni, Israel’s leading immunology expert joined us to discuss what awaits us in the weeks and months ahead, and share his assessment of the validity of the new vaccines, as well as insights into the technology and international efforts to develop them.

The German Approach to Iran: Appeasement or Change Through Rapprochement with MP Omri Nouripour

MP Omid Nouripour, an Iranian-born German Bundestag member who serves as the ranking member of the Greens caucus in the Foreign Affairs Committee, as well as the spokesperson of the Greens on Foreign Affairs, joined us to discuss the German approach to Iran and how it could shape the transatlantic agenda vis-a-vis Teheran.

"100 Years After the San Remo: In Search of a New Paradigm for the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" with Min. Orit Farkash Hacohen, Amb. Dennis Ross and Dr. Tal Becker

With the Arab-Israeli normalization opening a new chapter in regional dialogue, the speakers offer their insights with regard to the failure to break through to a solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as well as the changing strategic landscape – in search of new paradigms.

The Star and the Scepter: A Diplomatic History of Israel with Dr . Emmanuel Navon

Dr. Navon discusses the impact of Jewish history on Israel’s foreign policy and diplomacy and shares his perspective on Israel’s relations with Europe, placing the recent developments in a historical context.

Lessons From the History on German-Israeli Relations - Briefing with Dr. Michael Borchard

With the burden of history on their shoulders, over the past decades subsequent German governments made steps toward establishing a positive and special relationship between Germany and Israel.

Confronting Threats in Israel's North - Briefing with Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus

Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, the IDF International Spokesperson, joined us to discuss the turbulent situation in Lebanon and Syria and its impact on Israel’s security in the Northern arena.

Iran on a Dangerous Collision Course with Israel - Briefing with Meir Javedanfar

Meir Javedenfar, a leading Iranian-Israeli academic joined us to provide an insider view on the upsurge of tensions between Iran and Israel and the possible trajectories in the weeks and months ahead.

War of Words: International Law & the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Briefing with Amb. Daniel Taub

Ambassador Daniel Taub, a veteran Israeli diplomat and international lawyer, joined us to discuss how international law applies to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the implications for the international community.

US-China Competition & Israel's Balancing Act - Briefing with Alexander Pevzner

Alexander Pevzner, a top expert on the complex Chinese-Israel relations, will join us to discuss the U.S.-China rivalry and how it shapes the difficult balancing act of Israel vis-a-vis the two global powers as they drift further apart.

Poland and Israel: A Bittersweet Friendship - Briefing with MP Władysław T. Bartoszewski

MP Władysław T. Bartoszewski, joined us to review the key events in contemporary Polish-Israeli diplomatic relations, and discuss how the new opening could help strengthen the friendship between the two countries and their people.

The Future of Jewish Communities in Europe: Briefing with Katharina von Schnurbein

Katharina von Schnurbein, the first European Commission Coordinator on combatting Antisemitism, joined us to provide insights into the efforts to fight antisemitism in Europe and her assessment of the challenges ahead.

On the Frontlines of the Coronavirus – the Importance of Europe-Israel Cooperation

Facing the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, together with the Forum of Strategic Dialogue (FSD) and the Delegation of the EU to Israel we launched a series of virtual roundtables on topics of mutual interest to Europe and Israel. These roundtables involve policymakers, experts and journalists, as well as other professionals who follow the European-Israeli arena. The first roundtable was designed to share the valuable lessons learnt in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic on both sides, reflect on strategies and explore cooperation between Europe and Israel.

The Day After: The Impact of COVID-19 on The Global Economy - Online Conference in cooperation with Start-Up Nation Central

For the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic, world-leading economists from Europe, Israel, and the U.S. share the virtual stage to discuss how COVID-19 is affecting the global economy, and what this could mean for Europe and Israel. The debate addresses the key challenges ahead and the main engines of recovery, impact on supply chains, international cooperation, and trade. The conference was organized by Start-Up Nation Central (SNC) and European Leadership Network (ELNET), as the second in a series of joint online events dedicated to Europe-Israel economic cooperation.

Global Healthcare in the Fight Against COVID-19: What Israel Has to Offer?

Mati Gill, Senior Director of Public Policy at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the largest generic drug manufacturer in the world, joined us to discuss what Israel’s innovative ecosystem has to offer in the race for COVID-19 treatments, and how companies such as Teva can contribute to the fight against the virus.

A Dual Pandemic: Coronavirus and the Rise in Antisemitism with Dr. Michael Blume

Dr. Michael Blume, Special Envoy to Combat Antisemitism of the German Federal State of Baden-Württemberg discusses the recent manifestations of antisemitism in Germany, and how state and civil society can work together during this time to combat the world’s oldest hatred.

Innovation vs. Corona - Europe-Israel Online Conference in cooperation with Start-Up Nation Central

Leading experts, officials, journalists and practitioners from Israel and Europe exchange ideas and discuss how innovation and data-driven solutions in digital health can help us tackle one of the biggest crises of the modern age – the coronavirus pandemic.

Unlikely Allies - COVID-19 Israeli-Palestinian Cooperation, Opportunities and Challenges

Video briefing and Q&A session with Israel’s leading expert on Palestinian affairs, Khaled Abu Toameh (The Jerusalem Post), who discussed the unprecedented cooperation between Israel and the Palestinian Authority amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

In the Eye of the Storm: Dramatic Developments in Israel's Government Formation

Video briefing and Q&A session with Israel’s leading political analysts, Amit Segal (Chief Political Correspondent, Channel 12 News) and Barak Ravid (Senior Diplomatic Correspondent, Channel 13 News). The speakers share their perspectives on Israel’s political landscape.

The Virus Knows No Borders: Cooperation, Crisis and Ripple Effects in the Region

Video briefing and Q&A session with Israel’s leading defense analyst, Amos Harel. The speaker discusses the coronavirus crisis impact on the Middle East and regional cooperation, as well as coordination between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Video Briefing with Prof. Gershoni on the COVID-19 Virus: Challenges & Solutions

Full video briefing with Israel’s leading COVID-19 expert, Prof. Jonathan Gershoni, Professor of Molecular Immunology and Virology at Tel Aviv University. Prof. Gershoni discussed the current situation in Israel, possible treatments and vaccine development.

On the Front Lines of Israel's War on the COVID-19 Virus: Challenges & Solutions

Full video recording from the policy briefing with leading immunology experts, Prof. Michal Linial (Hebrew University), David Zigdon (Migdal Research Institute), as well as Prof. Itamar Grotto, Deputy Director-General, Israeli Ministry of Health.

PAST EVENTS –  VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

HIGHLIGHTS: Video Briefing with Prof. Gershoni

Highlights from the video briefing with Israel’s leading COVID-19 expert, Prof. Jonathan Gershoni, Professor of Molecular Immunology and Virology at Tel Aviv University. Prof. Gershoni discussed the current situation in Israel, possible treatments and vaccine development.

HIGHLIGHTS: On the Front Lines of Israel's War on the COVID-19 Virus: Challenges & Solutions

Highlights from the policy briefing with leading immunology experts, Prof. Michal Linial (Hebrew University), David Zigdon (Migdal Research Institute), as well as Prof. Itamar Grotto, Deputy Director-General, Israeli Ministry of Health.

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