FOUR THOU­SAND GET SPAN­ISH PASS­PORTS

The Jewish Chronicle - - WORLD NEWS -

LAST FRI­DAY Spain granted cit­i­zen­ship to 4,302 peo­ple whose Jewish an­ces­tors fled un­der the In­qui­si­tion. The nat­u­ral­i­sa­tions were ap­proved a day af­ter Spain adopted its new cit­i­zen­ship law for de­scen­dants of Sephardic Jews. The law al­lows ap­pli­cants to main­tain their orig­i­nal cit­i­zen­ship so they can have dual na­tion­al­ity. Spain’s Fed­er­a­tion of Jewish Com­mu­ni­ties praised the mass nat­u­ral­i­sa­tions, adding that most ap­pli­cants were from Morocco, Tur­key and Venezuela.

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