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Posts Tagged: Spanish Inquisition

January 4, 2017 4:44 pm

Amid Ongoing Turmoil in Their Country, Thousands of Turkish Jews Reportedly Seeking Portuguese Citizenship

Amid the ongoing turmoil in their country, thousands of Turkish Jews are applying for Portuguese citizenship, an Israeli lawyer told The Guardian last week. “They are...

October 2, 2015 3:45 pm

Spain Grants Citizenship to 4,302 Sephardic Jews Under New Law - Spain’s government has officially granted citizenship to 4,302 Sephardic Jews as part of a new law granting citizenship to the descendants of Jews who...

August 19, 2015 9:20 am

Researchers Suspect Skeletons Found in Portugal Were Jewish Victims of Inquisition - Archaeologists digging at a site in Evora, Portugal, discovered a dozen bodies they believe to be Jews who were persecuted by the Inquisition and "unceremoniously...

June 12, 2015 6:40 pm

Head of Spanish Jewish Federation Hopes Emerging Citizenship Law Will be ‘Antidote Against Prejudice’

The Spanish Federation of Jewish Communities welcomed on Friday the lower parliament’s passing of a motion to allow the descendants of Jews who were exiled...

June 11, 2015 9:29 pm

Spanish Parliament Approves Law Granting Citizenship to Sephardic Jews - Spain’s Chamber of Deputies on Thursday approved a law aimed at granting citizenship to descendants of Sephardic Jews who were expelled during the Spanish...

June 7, 2014 1:00 pm

Spain Takes Another Step to Grant Citizenship to Sephardic Jews - The Spanish government has taken another step in approving legislation aimed at granting citizenship to Sephardic Jews who were expelled nearly 500 years...

November 22, 2012 3:41 pm

Spain to Speed up Naturalization Process for Sephardic Jews Whose Ancestors Fled Inquisition

Spain said Thursday it would be taking measures to speed up the naturalization of Jews of Sephardic descent whose ancestors fled the country more than...

November 9, 2012 10:04 am

Jewish Jamaica, Then and Now

The many Cohens and Levys in the Jamaican phone books may not be practicing Jews, though they most likely recognize that they may be descendants...

May 29, 2012 12:54 pm

Christopher Columbus Was a Secret Jew?

Christopher Columbus was probably Jewish according to a CNN article that refers to several credible sources. On the 508th anniversary of Columbus's death, scholars have...

May 1, 2012 7:11 am

A Warrior-Scholar Falls in Israel: The Death of Benzion Netanyahu

I had already twice hosted Benjamin Netanyahu - at the time Israel's deputy Foreign Minister - at the University of Oxford before I extended my...

April 27, 2012 11:47 am

The Spanish Inquisition and the Spread of Conversos in the Americas

A road trip down to the Mexican-American border would yield much of what you would expect -- miles of endless and vacant deserts, a compelling...

April 17, 2012 12:00 pm

Tracing Your Heritage Just Got Easier, New Website Aims to Unlock Genealogy Records

A new website,, allows descendants of Jews who escaped the Spanish inquisition to rediscover their origin and family history. Anyone with a Spanish...

April 3, 2012 9:31 am

Is This Threat Different From All Other Threats?

When my parents were teenagers in Eastern Europe, the steady drumbeat of Jewish persecution in Europe was making its way to their hometowns. "Why didn't...


Bipartisan House Taskforce Calls for More Funding for Antisemitism Envoy

A bipartisan group of 83 members of Congress on Friday called for the budget of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism to be raised to $2 million per...


Israel AG: Netanyahu Intervention in Judicial Reform ‘Illegal’

i24 News - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in breach of his conflict of interest agreement when he announced Thursday he was "taking over" the proposed judicial overhaul, Attorney-General...

Middle East

Iraqi Islamic Council Sets Out Case for Fatwa Against Hamas - A clerical body in Iraq that recently issued a groundbreaking fatwa—a legal ruling on a point of Islamic law—against Hamas for oppressing the Palestinians in Gaza, on Thursday...

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