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
Being overgenerous to extremist groups is like giving sweets to a spoilt child in the hope that it will improve its behaviour – it usually results in worse actions.’
David Trimble

Opinion Articles

Report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Gaza Conflict 2014

Speech to the United Nations Human Rights Council Geneva

IDF made efforts, unprecedented in any other army, and exceeding the requirements of the laws of war, to save Palestinian civilian lives, including warning them to leave target zones, Hamas forced them to remain in those areas.
 

2015-06-30 by Richard Kemp

The New York Times, June 25 2015

The U.N.’s Gaza Report Is Flawed and Dangerous

As a British officer who had more than his share of fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Balkans, it pains me greatly to see words and actions from the United Nations that can only provoke further violence and loss of life.

2015-06-26 by Richard Kemp

Il Giornale, June 23, 2015

Israel equalized to Hamas: the Usual Squint of the UN

The Human Rights Council was interested in placing Israel side by side with Hamas in order to please with its assessment those who do not distinguish between democracy and dictatorship, defense and attack, and confuse terrorists with freedom fight

2015-06-25 by Fiamma Nirestein



Working Papers







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

Events & Activities

04 September 2014
01 May 2014
10 April 2014

Celebrating Twenty Years of the Middle East Forum with Daniel Pipes

What does "if Israel falls, the West falls" mean, and why President Aznar believes it so.