Sephardic Jews around the world can get quick access to Portuguese citizenship. Spain is no longer an option.
— Alison Johnson
SITGES, BARCELONA, SPAIN, October 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Thousands of Sephardic Jews from around the globe have taken up the offer of Spanish and Portuguese citizenship. But, after four years Spain has failed to extend their program. This change makes Portugal the only option for anyone with Sephardi heritage to have easy access to a European Union passport.
In 2015 both Spain and Portugal launched programs to address the wrongs of the past. Starting in 1492 Jewish communities were persecuted and exiled from the Iberian Peninsula or Sepharad (the area made up of modern-day Spain and Portugal). The persecution forced…