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
The State of Israel is a pillar of Judeo-Christian values. We defend Israel in order to defend ourselves.
José María Aznar

Opinion Articles

Gaza, Israel, Iran and the right of self-defense

These terrorist leaders know that the more images of dead Palestinians they send to the media, whether they are, or not, real or from Gaza, the more public opinion and many Western leaders will press Israel for a ceasefire. That’s why Hamas

2014-07-22 by José María Aznar

Operation Protective Edge Brief #5

Operation Update and Strategic Assessment

Operation Protective Edge Brief #5

In the first 48 hours of the ground operation, IDF held its ground and revealed more than 30 tunnels including both defensive and storage tunnels and offensive terror tunnels leading into Israel. The soldiers uncovered a labyrinth of tunnels dug 2

2014-07-21 by Friends of Israel Initiative

A FoII Board Member

Personal Update On Operation Protective Edge – Israel/Gaza

Richard Kemp, one of the FoII Board members is in Israel playing a key role with his military expertise.

2014-07-19 by Richard Kemp



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