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
Lord David Trimble Being overgenerous to extremist groups is like giving sweets to a spoilt child in the hope that it will improve its behaviour – it usually results in worse actions.’
Lord David Trimble

Opinion Articles

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

Brussels Terrorist Attacks: Another Chapter of this War


We are amid a turning moment in our history. The moment to repeat the mistakes of the past or the moment to tackle all these challenges and overcome them. It is up to us.

The Brussels terrorist attacks are another ch

2016-03-23 by Friends of Israel Initiative

The Miami Herald, March 12

The West’s fight against terrorism is anemic


The United States, the United Kingdom and our coalition partners must intensify our anemic action to destroy the Islamic State


2016-03-14 by Colonel Richard Kemp and Lt. General David Deptula

Working Papers


Forum of Western Democracies

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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,