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        2/14/2014, Adar 14, 5774

      Spanish King Meets Jewish Leaders Over New Law


      King Juan Carlos I of Spain met with sixty leaders from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations on Thursday, in the umbrella organization's first official visit to Spain. The visit comes after Spain announced citizenship for descendants of expelled Spanish Jews last Friday.

      During the meeting, which took place at Zarzuela Palace, the King extolled the contributions of Spain's Jewish community to Spain before it was expelled in 1492 by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabela, as part of the Spanish Inquisition's efforts to convert or expel Jews.