• Palestine: To Be, or Not to Be, That Is Not the Question

    If Abu Mazen, also known as Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority, really wanted to have a state, he didn’t need to go all the way to the United Nations to get it – it’d have been enough to accept Israel’s call to dialogue and sit with the Israeli Administration in order to try to resolve the disputed issues.

    2011-09-28 by Rafael L. Bardají

  • Speech delivered at the House of Commons

    Implications of the Unilateral Declaration of a Palestinian State

    The following is the text of a speech by the FoII Chairman José María Aznar  at the House of Commons delivered on September 5th in London. "The discussion at the UN about recognizing a Palestinian state will have some important consequences, though not as dramatic as some may think".

    2011-09-05 by José María Aznar

  • The Jerusalem Post

    How not to have a Palestinian State

    This piece was co-written by members of the Friends of Israel Initiative: Jose M. Aznar, David Trimble, Alejandro Toledo, G. Weidenfeld, Marcello Pera, Andrew Roberts, F. Nirenstein, G. Weigel, R. Agostinelli, C. Bustelo and William Shawcross.

    2011-07-14 by Members of the Friends of Israel Initiative

  • The Real Palestinian Catastrophe

    Palestinians mark ‘Nakba Day’ on 15 May; ‘Nakba’, meaning catastrophe, is the day they commemorate the exodus they suffered in 1948 after the first war of the Arabs against Israel. This year, in addition to the protests in Jerusalem, there have been attempts to penetrate Israeli territory from Syria, Lebanon and Gaza.

    2011-05-23 by Rafael L. Bardají