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
Andrew Roberts “No people in history have needed the right to self-defense and legitimacy more than the Jews of Israel, and that is what we in the Friends of Israel demand here today.”
Andrew Roberts

Opinion Articles

The Hill, September 8, 2015

Congress must demand a better deal


The JCPOA postpones the nuclear menace, boosts Iran’s malignant activities, damages the security and interests of the pro-western countries in the Middle East, fails to bring stability to the region, and strengthens the ayatol

2015-09-09 by Jose María Aznar and Lord David Trimble

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

Working Papers

Congress must demand a better nuclear deal with Iran Friends of Israel Initiative

Events & Activities

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,

02 September 2015

John Baird, Alexandr Vondra and Pierre Richard Prosper joined FOII


The former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, John Baird, the former Foreign and Defense Minister of Czech Republic, Alexandr Vondra, and the former United States Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes, Pierre Richard Prospe

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.