Ordentliche Sitzungen

Meeting of 23 February 2021, remotely with Webex

The next meeting will take place on 23 February 2021 (remotely with Webex) and will be dedicated to an exchange of views on EU-Israel relations as well as on engaging with the new US administration, in the presence of EU, Israeli and American representatives of academia:

- Dr. Yael Sternhell, Department of History, Program in American Studies, Tel Aviv University

- Dr Emmanuelle Blanc, LSE Fellow, Department of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science

- Professor Dov Waxman, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Chair in Israel Studies, Director of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Meeting of 25 January 2021

The meeting was dedicated to an exchange of views on the EU-Israel cooperation during the Covid-19 pandemic,

and the current undertaking of vaccination, with:

· Dr. Asher Salmon, Head of the International Relations Department, Ministry of Health, Israel

· Dr. Peter Liese, Member of the European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

· Mr Andrea Carignani di Novoli, Minister Counselor, Head of Research and Innovation Section, Delegation of the European Union to Israel

Meeting of 14 December 2020

The meeting was dedicated to exchanges of views

- on the significance, for Israel and the region, of the agreement announced on the 10th December 2020, between the State of Israel and the Kingdom of Morocco, in the presence of HE Ambassador Ahmed Rahhou, Head of the Mission of Morocco to the EU and NATO

- on the EU - Israel cooperation on security and regional challenges:

- Presentation by Ms Sima Shine, Head of Iran program at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) from Israel

- Participation of Mr. Neal Mac Call, Head of Division Middle East II, European External Action Service

44th Interparliamentary meeting EP-Knesset, Monday 30 November 2020

Credit: Office of the Knesset Spokesperson, photographer Danny Shem Tov
The 44th Inter-Parliamentary Meeting between the European Parliament and the Israeli Knesset took place on Monday 30 November 2020, with remote participation.

With Members of the Knesset:

Uzi DAYAN, chair of the Delegation

Andrey KOZHINOV

Yitzhak ZE'EV PINDRUS

Evgeny SOVA

Michal WUNSH

Meeting of 4 November 2020, 15.30-16.30 (remote participation)

The meeting was dedicated to an exchange of views with Mr. Uzi Dayan, Member of the Knesset and newly appointed chair of the Knesset Delegation for relations with the European Parliament.


Meeting of 24 September 2020, 14.00-15.30, Brussels

Delegation for relations with Israel - © European Union 2020 - European Parliament - DAINA LE LARDIC
The meeting was dedicated to an exchange of views on the significance, for Israel and the region, of the agreements signed on the 15th September 2020, between the State of Israel and the United Arab Emirates, and between the State of Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain - in the presence of:

  • H.E. Ambassador Aharon Leshno-Yaar, Head of the Mission of Israel to the EU and Nato
  • H.E. Ambassador Mohamed Issa Hamad Abushahab, Embassy of the United Arab Emirates to the Kingdom of Belgium
  • H.E. Dr. Bahia Jawad Al Jishi, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Kingdom of Belgium
  • Mr. Fernando Gentilini, Managing Director, Middle East and North Africa, European External Action Service

Meeting of 30 April 2020, 14.30-16.00 (remote participatation)

The meeting looked into the current situation in Israel - regarding the tackling of Covid-19 pandemic and the formation of the new unity government, with H.E. Ambassador Aharon Leshno-Yaar, Head of the Mission of Israel to the EU and NATO

Meeting of 20 February 2020, 10.15-12.00, Brussels

The meeting included an exchange of views on R&D cooperation between the EU and the State of Israel, with

· Ms Nili Shalev, Director General of ISERD - The Israel-EU R&D Directorate, Israel Innovation Authority

· Ms Anne Haglund-Morrissey, Head of Unit "Horizon Europe Association", DG Research & Innovation, European Commission

· Dr. Christian Ehler, Rapporteur on Horizon Europe Framework, Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE)

Meeting of 19 December 2019, 10.00-11.30, Strasbourg

The meeting included an exchange of views on the relations between the EU and the State of Israel, in the presence of H.E. Ambassador Emanuele Giaufret, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the State of Israel.

Meeting of 7 November 2019, 14.00-15.00, Brussels

The meeting included an exchange of views in the presence of
  • H.E. Ambassador Aharon Leshno-Yaar, Mission of Israel to the EU and NATO and of
  • Mr. Fernando Gentilini, Managing Director, Middle East and North Africa, European External Action Service
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