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
Carlos Bustelo We need to bring reason and decency back to the discussion about the Jewish state. Anti-Israeli hysteria is simply unacceptable .
Carlos Bustelo

Opinion Articles

Libertad Digital, September 11

9/11: Jihadism and Us 15 Years Later


Are we safer 15 years after 9/11?

2016-09-11 by Rafael Bardají

Nice: The West Must Remain Strong and United


The West is under the threat of Jihadism, an enemy who will not stop to destroy us, and it is now the time to remain strong and united.

2016-07-15 by Friends of Israel Initiative

El Medio, July 15

The Deal with Iran: One Year of Deceit


Those of us who were strongly opposed to an agreement we felt it was so bad for Western interests, peace in the region, and international stability as to prefer it not signed at all, we have all seen our arguments strengthened in th

2016-07-15 by Rafael Bardají

Working Papers


Peace Requires New Approaches

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The Iran Deal a Year On: Assessing Iranian Ambitions Israel: A Vital Asset of the West Friends of Israel Initiative

Events & Activities

22 June 2016

HLGM Advisors Working Session: The Nature of Hybrid Warfare Today

On June 22, FOII gathered a group of top military and defense experts in Washington in order to develop a working session about the future of warfare and its hybrid nature.


13 June 2016

High Level Home Front Group Assessment Mission to Israel

FOII has led a Home Front High Level Group, from June 13 to 17, made up of top intelligence, counter terrorism and police officials from the US, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Australia, Italy, and Colombia, which has evaluated the Israeli experience in

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