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
Jos Mara Aznar Israel stands on the front line of the war against Islamist extremism. Israel’s fight is our fight.
José María Aznar

Opinion Articles

The Times, February 9

Britain must back its ally over Yemen conflict


Iran’s active involvement in the country has been overstated. But Houthi success would provide the ayatollahs with strategic opportunities to boost their imperial aggression in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, which re

2016-02-09 by Colonel Richard Kemp

POLITICO, January 27

Moderate Iran is a fantasy


The West should be wary of deepening ties with a regime that has stepped up arrests and judicial abuse.

2016-01-28 by Giulio Terzi

The Friends of Israel Initiative mourns the passing of Lord George Weidenfeld of Chelsea, one of our Founding Members

An Exemplary Man


Lord Weidenfeld was one of those few men who write the history. He was very involved in the highest causes of our times and was an exceptional witness of all the moments that have configured our current world. He moreover taught all

2016-01-20 by Friends of Israel Initiative

Working Papers

Israel: A Vital Asset of the West Congress must demand a better nuclear deal with Iran Friends of Israel Initiative

Events & Activities

02 February 2016

Presentation of the new HLMG report about the use of force against terrorist groups


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

18 November 2015

Report Launch: "Israel: a Vital Asset of the West"


FOII’s Chairman Jose Maria Aznar highlighted in the House of Commons that ’our future is alongside Israel, not apart from her’

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,