Oct 8 2014

Subject: Thank you From: Rafael Bardají

From: Rafael Bardají
To: pldwares <pldwares@aol.com>
Cc: ‘dweinstein’
Carmen Calero’
Sent: Fri, Oct 3, 2014 1:08 amSubject: Thank you

Dear Peter,

On behalf of President Aznar and myself, I would like to warmly thank you for supporting us by hosting a lunch on behalf of the Friends of Israel Initiative and for your pledge of a donation. It was a great pleasure for me to share with you and your guest some of the actions we have taken and the goals we are aiming to achieve.

This year is especially critical for the future of Israel and the entire region. Every effort to strengthen Israel and preserve Israel’s freedom to act is crucial, and we are in the process of expanding our efforts accordingly.  You can be assured of that.

I sincerely hope we have further opportunities to meet and discuss the strategic challenges for Israel that we strongly believe are the same challenges for all of us. It would be a pleasure and an honor to count on you again in the future since your support is invaluable for our cause.

In the meantime, please feel free to contact me about any issue you may consider appropriate.  Again, thank you very much on my behalf and on behalf of President Aznar, our chairman, and everybody involved in FoII.

All my best,

Rafael Bardají

Executive Director

Oct 2 2014


To: Boycotters of Israel


A distinct possibility for those who are serious.  Israel is developing major breakthroughs in this area and boycotters will not be able to access them by refusing to buy them. Instead of worrying and angering over 500,000 Jews living and creating jobs in a probable future state of Palestine, especially given 1.5 million Arabs are living in Israel and living well, boycott places that are killing a lot of people.  Focus on the  200,000 dead in Syria, three million killed in Central Africa. Compare  this to ten a year in the West Bank. Focus  on Lebanon which could fall into revolution. Worry about the Gulf States treatment of Filipinos and Palestinians, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and treatment of Coptics, Iran and North Korea’s development of a nuclear bomb and the means to deliver it here. Focus on China’s treatment of Tibetans, Turkey for its treatment of its Kurds. Just be fair and not single out Israel who educates and creates employment for its 1.5 million Israeli Arabs, far better than do most of the Muslim countries in the region.