FOUR THOUSAND GET SPANISH PASSPORTS
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.