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
Fiamma Nirenstein The hail of wild accusations against Israel is a shame on the entire world. The delegitimation of the democratic state of the Jewish people must stop.
Fiamma Nirenstein

Opinion Articles

The battle of perceptions


If Iran develops nuclear weapons, it’s got everything. It already has enough rockets to destroy Israel in a surprise attack. It would not be dissuaded by the fact that about 1.5 million Israeli Arabs would also die. Islam prov

2015-08-31 by Carlos Alberto Montaner

The Wall Street Journal, August 5, 2015

Confrontation With Iran Is Inevitable


Assuming, as this agreement does, that Iran will moderate its policies, renounce its hegemonic aspirations, reject its terrorist proxies and become a “normal” country is a dangerous gambit. The more likely outcome is an

2015-08-05 by Jose Maria Aznar

Operation Safe Havens

Letter to Lord Weidenfeld


FOII’s Chairman, Jose María Aznar, thanks and congratulates Lord Weidenfeld for setting up and funding the Operation Safe Havens, a mission aimed to rescue up to 2,000 Christian families in Iraq and Syria suffering the

2015-07-28 by Jose María Aznar

Working Papers

ADDED VALUE: Israel's Strategic Worth to the European Union and its Member States Friends of Israel Initiative

Events & Activities

02 June 2015

Iran and the Middle East after the Nuclear Agreement

June 2-3, Madrid

FOII gathered top experts to debate on the Middle East after the Nuclear Deal.

04 September 2014
01 May 2014