José María Aznar All we want is a normal and reasonable conversation about Israel. Surely, that is not too much to ask.
José María Aznar
Marcello Pera The campaign of demonization against the State of Israel must stop. All men and women of goodwill should join together to say that enough is enough.
Marcello Pera

Opinion Articles

From Tel Aviv to Orlando: the Same Enemy, the Same Threat


We have repeated it hundreds of times: this is a war, and we have to win it, not only with weapons, but also with convictions.

2016-06-14 by Friends of Israel Initiative

Libertad Digital, May 8

Israel, NATO, and the Disintegration of the Middle East

NATO has failed (and sometimes not wanted) to put to better use its bilateral relations with Israel. I fear that Israeli authorities have been too preoccupied with other more pressing matters – until now.

2016-05-13 by Rafael Bardají

Israel turns 68

The meaning of true independence


Today not just Israel but the whole of civilization should celebrate the independence of the nation that continues to shine a beacon light onto that world.

2016-05-12 by Colonel Richard Kemp

Working Papers


Forum of Western Democracies

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Israel: A Vital Asset of the West Congress must demand a better nuclear deal with Iran Friends of Israel Initiative

Events & Activities

02 February 2016

Presentation of the new HLMG report about the use of force against terrorist groups in the U.S. House of Representatives


Following the Assessment of the 2014 Gaza conflict, the High Level Military Group (HLMG) has released a second report produced by a group of top military experts and analysts. The report as such is a comparative study on the use of

18 November 2015

Report Launch: "Israel: a Vital Asset of the West"


FOII’s Chairman Jose Maria Aznar highlighted in the House of Commons that ’our future is alongside Israel, not apart from her’

16 September 2015

FOII Annual Board Meeting


On 16-18 September, FOII held the Annual Board Members Meeting in Dallas, Texas. The Board Members celebrated the Fifth Anniversary of the Friends of Israel Initiative and drew the lines of the Initiative for the next years to come,