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
Marcello Pera The campaign of demonization against the State of Israel must stop. All men and women of goodwill should join together to say that enough is enough.
Marcello Pera

Opinion Articles

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

The New York Times, November 25

To Defeat ISIS, Create a Sunni State


The best alternative to the Islamic State in northeastern Syria and western Iraq is a new, independent Sunni state.

2015-11-25 by John Bolton

Working Papers

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

Events & Activities

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,

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