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
Roberto Agostinelli Israel is a fundamentally important part of the Western world. It is a democracy under fire, and we must be resolute in defense of its legitimacy.
Roberto Agostinelli

Opinion Articles

Britain’s "Routine and Commonplace" Anti-Semitism


In just one week, a British student leader, a Labour Party constituency MP, a London council leader, a member of Labour’s National Executive Committee and even Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn have all been accused of being mired i

2016-05-03 by Colonel Richard Kemp and Jasper Reid

Livingstone is denying anti-Semitism exists while simultaneously proving that it does

Ken Livingstone gets the history wrong on anti-semitism and Hitler


The sole reason Livingstone brought up the Fuhrer was to be as vicious and loathsome as he possibly could.

2016-05-03 by Professor Andrew Roberts

Asia Times, April 28

Why we are optimistic about Zionism


In the face of protracted violence and hostility, Israel’s response has historically been more prosperity and more freedom. It is a global leader in medicine, technology, and innovation—with the most start-ups outside Si

2016-04-29 by Col. Richard Kemp, Yossi Raskas and Dr. Harold Rhode

Working Papers


Forum of Western Democracies

Friends of Israel Initiative


image Download PDF



J. Guillén-Balard


image Download PDF

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 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

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,