Welcome

Welcome to the website of the European Parliament's Delegation for relations with Israel (D-IL). After having been a member of this Delegation for several legislatures, now, it is a huge honour and privilege to have been elected as Chair. Together with the Vice-Chairs Bert-Jan Ruissen (ECR, NL) and Elena Yonceva (S&D, BG) and all D-IL Members, we will endeavour to the strengthening of the bilateral, structural relations with the parliament of the state of Israel, the Knesset.

Israel is a key and strategic ally of the European Union, a country that shares our values and heritage. Political, economic and social cooperation as well as trade, cultural and scientific exchanges with Israel date almost as far back as the origins of the Union itself, and have been extremely fruitful for both parties.

As one of the "diplomatic arms of the European Parliament", the Delegation for relations with Israel contributes to promote the values on which the European Union is founded, as well as towards building renewed public trust and support that considers the interests of all parties involved.

The attributions, actions and functioning of the Delegation are presented in the "Introduction" area of this website.

I look forward to working with all of my fellow members on these ties, and to cooperate with Knesset counterparts in an enhanced partnership.

Antonio López-Istúriz White (EPP, ES), Chair 2019-2024

Next delegation meeting

09-04-2020 13:38
Due to the epidemic of COVID-19), the President of the European Parliament and Parliament's political leaders have modified Parliament's calendar of activities for the next weeks. The aim is to enable Parliament to exercise its core functions, while providing duty of care for its Members and staff, and protecting public health.

As a result, various meetings and activities due to take place on Parliament's premises, including those organised by the delegations, have been cancelled or postponed.

The Delegation for relations with Israel will resume its meetings as soon as the European Parliament returns to its normal calendar of activities

Photo of the Delegation at the constituent meeting of 26 September 2019

09-04-2020 13:28
Group photo of the Members who took part in the constituent meeting of the Delegation for Relations with Israel on 26 September 2019 in Brussels Group photo of the Members who took part in the constituent meeting of the Delegation for Relations with Israel on 26 September 2019 in Brussels
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The Delegation for Relations with Israel held its constituent meeting on 26 September 2019 in Brussels.