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
Luis Alberto Lacalle As long as any entity denies the right of Israel to exist we will be at Israel’s side
Luis Alberto Lacalle

Opinion Articles

Give Israel a Chance

  Hamas is not an innocent NGO; it’s a terrorist organization included as such in the lists of both the U.S. State Department and the European Union.

2014-08-01 by Rafael Bardají

Gaza: Peace is the Problem

 Peace doesn’t need more plans. Peace requires partners willing not to kill one another, but to understand one another.

2014-07-30 by Rafael Bardají

Operation Update and Strategic Assessment

Operation Protective Edge Brief #6

 Securing a final ceasefire arrangement that will preclude Hamas’s ability to restore its terrorist infrastructure will not be the only major challenge facing Israel the day after OPE. Israel will most likely face mounting international

2014-07-29 by Friends of Israel Initiative



Working Papers







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

Events & Activities

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.

30 January 2014

Report Launch: Added Value: Israel’s Strategic Worth to the EU and its Member States’

The Henry Jackson Society and The Friends of Israel Initiative in Report Launch ‘Added Value: Israel’s Strategic Worth to the EU and its Member States’

SPEAKER: José María Aznar, Former Prime Minister