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January 30, 2015 11:12 am

Portugal to Offer Citizenship to Descendants of Jews Expelled, Forced to Convert to Christianity

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NPR – Portugal’s Cabinet approved a law Thursday that would offer citizenship to the descendants of Sephardic Jews who were expelled, burned at the stake or forcibly converted to Christianity 500 years ago.

“I do not want to say this is an historic amendment because I believe that for this matter, there is no possibility to amend what was done,” Portuguese Justice Minister Paula Teixeira da Cruz said, according to The Associated Press. “I would say it is the attribution of a right.”

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  • Graciela

    What is the reason for their sudden and uncontrollable “love” for the Hebrew nation after a short 500 years, give or take a few?

    In short, WHAT’S IN IT FOR THEM ?

  • Eric R.

    Do the Portuguese think any Jews in his/her right mind will take them up on this?

  • Tax the Rich

    Let the wretched Portuguese, Italians and Spanish pay up to the Israelis including the stolen goods from the Temple.

    Including the trillions in today’s pounds and millions of people in those countries with Jewish ancestry and the tens of millions of Africans sent to the Americas and Asia in the slave trade.