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News and updates about Portugal

Fighting antisemitism:

Holocaust Museum of Oporto teaches evolution of antisemitism

President of the Oporto Jewish Community: 'This year there are so many examples of the exponential rise of antisemitism, including the largest pogrom of Jews since the end of the Shoah.'

Holocaust Museum of Oporto teaches evolution of antisemitism

Angry mob forces European ambassadors from Palestinian university

Dozens of Palestinians violently expelled the German and Portuguese ambassadors during their visit to Birzeit University.

Angry mob forces European ambassadors from Palestinian university

Portugal's PM:

'We're not ready to recognize a Palestinian state'

Portuguese Prime Minister Luis Montenegro meets Spanish counterpart, who has been calling for recognition of a Palestinian state, says he will wait for EU and UN to work out a common position on the issue.

'We're not ready to recognize a Palestinian state'

Suspicious envelope at Israeli embassy in Portugal

Security forces called to Israeli embassy in Lisbon after receiving a suspicious envelope. Estimated that this is a threat because of Gaza war.

Suspicious envelope at Israeli embassy in Portugal

Israeli Ambassador warns:

'Silence on antisemitism could lead to violence'

Israel’s Ambassador to Portugal, Dor Shapira, and B'nai B'rith Portugal call out politicians' silence in face of growing number of antisemitic incidents.

'Silence on antisemitism could lead to violence'

President of Portugal:

'Portugal will advance the release of hostages'

Portuguese President meets for the first time with families of hostages, expresses his personal support and the support of his country for the families.

'Portugal will advance the release of hostages'

Which Country Has Better Conditions for Your Family?

Many people consider that Spain and Portugal are developed and prospective EU countries for relocation.

Which Country Has Better Conditions for Your Family?

Anti-Israel:

Portugal's largest synagogue vandalized

After their synagogue is vandalized, Porto Jews brace for antisemitism during Israel-Hamas war.

Portugal's largest synagogue vandalized

Watch:

'River of wine' floods Portuguese village

2 trucks accidentally spill 2.2 million liters of red wine onto streets of São Lourenco do Bairro.

'River of wine' floods Portuguese village

Portugal:

Jewish museum inaugurates monument honoring Inquisition victims

Jewish Museum in Porto inaugurates monument bearing the names of victims of the Portuguese Inquisition.

Jewish museum inaugurates monument honoring Inquisition victims

Last year:

More than 20,000 Israelis sought Portuguese nationality

Israelis are the largest group to seek Portuguese nationality in 2022, but few actually move to Portugal.

More than 20,000 Israelis sought Portuguese nationality

Lubavitcher Rebbe honored in Portugal

International Observatory of Human Rights presents certificate to the President of Chabad Portugal honoring Rabbi Menachem Schneerson.

Lubavitcher Rebbe honored in Portugal

Community of Oporto:

Portuguese Jews call for help to preserve Inquisition records

Jewish community of Oporto calls on Jews around the world help preserve unique Inquisition records as a key to our past and future.

Portuguese Jews call for help to preserve Inquisition records

Oporto Jewish community opens first cemetery in five centuries

Jewish cemetery first one to operate in Portuguese city since expulsion edict was enacted by Portugal in 1497.

Oporto Jewish community opens first cemetery in five centuries

Portugal:

Thousands of children learn about Holocaust in government event

Thousands of children from across Portugal visit Holocaust Museum on Yom HaShoah.

Thousands of children learn about Holocaust in government event

Portuguese Jews denounce upcoming Roger Waters concerts

Porto Jewish community urges cancellation of Waters' two shows, calls for him to visit city's Holocaust museum.

Portuguese Jews denounce upcoming Roger Waters concerts

Jewish community demands reinstatement of 'Portuguese Dreyfus'

Efforts to raise awareness are taking place on the centenary of the community’s founding by Basto, with release of the film ‘Sefarad.’

Jewish community demands reinstatement of 'Portuguese Dreyfus'

Jerusalem plaza honors Portuguese Righteous Among the Nations

Portuguese diplomat who saved thousands during Holocaust honored with plaza in Jerusalem.

Jerusalem plaza honors Portuguese Righteous Among the Nations

Portugal:

Sanctions eased on rabbi charged in Abramovich citizenship case

Portuguese court loosens rules for rabbi charged with filing false citizenship applications for people claiming Sephardic ancestry.

Sanctions eased on rabbi charged in Abramovich citizenship case

Porto Jewish community denounces 'major antisemitic conspiracy'

Portuguese Jewish community decries attempt to destroy Sephardic citizenship law in complaint sent to European Public Prosecutor's Office.

Porto Jewish community denounces 'major antisemitic conspiracy'

Watch: Passengers terrified as wildfires surround train

Over a thousand people have died in Spain and Portugal as Western Europe finds itself in the midst of a sweltering heatwave.

Watch: Passengers terrified as wildfires surround train

Portuguese Jewish Leader:

'Portugal's probe of community is a Holocaust against families'

Head of Jewish community of Porto blasts criminal investigation into vetting of Jews with Sephardic ancestry.

'Portugal's probe of community is a Holocaust against families'

Changes to Portuguese Sephardi nationality law slammed

Reforms to program not seen as transparent with community unable to get response from government agency in charge.

Changes to Portuguese Sephardi nationality law slammed

Roman Abramovich:

Documents from Portuguese citizenship application leaked online

Documents from Roman Abramovich’s controversial Portuguese naturalization surface online.

Documents from Portuguese citizenship application leaked online

Portugal tightens rules for citizenship for Sephardic Jews

Following Roman Abramovich scrutiny, Portugal tightens rules for Sephardic Jews applying for citizenship.

Portugal tightens rules for citizenship for Sephardic Jews

Portuguese Jews halt Sephardi certification after rabbi arrested

Jewish Community of Porto announces it will no longer certify Sephardic ancestry, after rabbi arrested for certifying Roman Abramovich.

Portuguese Jews halt Sephardi certification after rabbi arrested

The Inquisitorial Injustice that Portugal struggles to address

Acts of Faith - the name for the church's celebration at condeminng 'heretics' is a new novel reviewed by a writer on the Inquisition.Op-ed.

The Inquisitorial Injustice that Portugal struggles to address

Rabbi tied to Roman Abramovich’s Portuguese citizenship arrested

Portuguese rabbi arrested before flight to Israel, amid claims he inappropriately granted Russian oligarch's citizenship request.

Rabbi tied to Roman Abramovich’s Portuguese citizenship arrested

Portugal to send reinforcements to Ukraine

Russian war on Ukraine is 'war against freedom of self-determination and democracy,' Portuguese PM Costa says.

Portugal to send reinforcements to Ukraine

Portuguese Jewish museum builds 'Antisemite room'

Jewish museum of Oporto announces dedicated exhibit highlighting issue of antisemitism.

Portuguese Jewish museum builds 'Antisemite room'

Portugal opens inquiry into Roman Abramovich’s citizenship

Agency that granted Russian-Israeli billionaire Portuguese citizenship now investigating "possible irregularity" in application.

Portugal opens inquiry into Roman Abramovich’s citizenship

90,000 Sephardic Jews have gained citizenship to Spain, Portugal

Spain and Portugal have naturalized more than 90,000 descendants of Sephardic Jews since 2015.

90,000 Sephardic Jews have gained citizenship to Spain, Portugal

Roman Abramovich applies for Portuguese citizenship

Russian-Israeli billionaire uses 2015 law that repatriates descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled during the Inquisition.

Roman Abramovich applies for Portuguese citizenship

Portuguese diplomat who saved Jews during Holocaust honored

Portugese gov't honors memory of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, who saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust, at a ceremony in Lisbon.

Portuguese diplomat who saved Jews during Holocaust honored

Oporto museum unveils new exhibit on historic Operation Entebbe

In initiative to bring young Jews closer to Israel, the Jewish Museum of Oporto opens permanent exhibit on historic Operation Entebbe.

Oporto museum unveils new exhibit on historic Operation Entebbe

Portuguese leader rips 'the Jews' for buying up COVID vaccine

Sousa e Castro calls Israel's mass vaccination program a 'historical revenge,' brags of shaking hands with Arafat. It upsets Zio-Nazis'.

Portuguese leader rips 'the Jews' for buying up COVID vaccine

Portugal's President tests positive for COVID-19

Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is showing no symptoms and will self-isolate at his official residence.

Portugal's President tests positive for COVID-19

Portugal naturalizes 23,000 people under Jewish law of return

76,000 people claiming Sephardic Jewish ancestry apply for Portuguese citizenship, with 23,000 cases approved thus far.

Portugal naturalizes 23,000 people under Jewish law of return

Portuguese socialists drop bid to limit citizenship for Jews

Portugal's ruling Socialist Party withdraws amendment which would have limited ability of Jews overseas to get citizenship.

Portuguese socialists drop bid to limit citizenship for Jews

Portugal: Holocaust rescuer to be recognized with monument

Portuguese diplomat who rescued 10,000 Jews to be honored with monument at famed Lisbon site.

Portugal: Holocaust rescuer to be recognized with monument

Oporto community donates video proceeds to Israeli food bank

Jewish community in Oporto, Portugal, donates proceeds from video to help feed Israelis suffering from hunger during coronavirus outbreak.

Oporto community donates video proceeds to Israeli food bank

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Esther's true identity

Politician apologizes for slamming Righteous Among the Nations

Portuguese politician apologizes for calling famous rescuer of Jews a ‘loan shark.’

Politician apologizes for slamming Righteous Among the Nations

Historic event brings Porto's Jews and Catholics together

Unprecedented meeting promotes dialogue and understanding between communities, their heritage, culture, and religion.

Historic event brings Porto's Jews and Catholics together

Netanyahu in Portugal: Increase pressure on Iran

Netanyahu meets Portuguese Prime Minister, stresses importance of increasing the pressure on Iran.

Netanyahu in Portugal: Increase pressure on Iran

Portugal accepted as full member of IHRA

Portugal becomes 34th member of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.

Portugal accepted as full member of IHRA

Meet Portugal’s hidden Jews

What do we know about the Crypto Jews who went into hiding during 300 years of the Inquisition?

Meet Portugal’s hidden Jews

Portugal releases Israeli man charged with murder in Colombia

Israeli man accused of murdering another Israeli in Columbia released by Portuguese court.

Portugal releases Israeli man charged with murder in Colombia

Portugal okays 10,000 requests for citizenship by Sephardic Jews

Portugal has approved about a third of approximately 33,000 applications for citizenship under 2015 law for descendants of Sephardic Jews.

Portugal okays 10,000 requests for citizenship by Sephardic Jews

Portugal suspends visas for Iranians

Portugese FM says decision has 'nothing to do' with Portugals relations with Iran.

Portugal suspends visas for Iranians

Israeli wanted for drug trafficking arrested in Portugal

Man wanted by Colombia for human, drug, trafficking, and money laundering arrested in Portugal.

Israeli wanted for drug trafficking arrested in Portugal

Israeli woman killed in accident in Portugal

Israeli woman killed, three others injured as vehicle overturns in Portugal.

Israeli woman killed in accident in Portugal

28 killed in bus crash in Portugal

Tour bus crashes on Portugal's Madeira Island, killing 28, most of them German tourists.

28 killed in bus crash in Portugal

Spain, Portugal naturalized over 10,000 'Sephardim' since 2015

Since 2015, Spain and Portugal have naturalized more than 10,000 people who applied after for citizenship based on their Jewish ancestry.

Spain, Portugal naturalized over 10,000 'Sephardim' since 2015

Elbit will provide maritime UAS to EU Maritime Safety Agency

Elbit awarded contract for maritime Unmanned Aircraft System patrol services provided by European Maritime Safety Agency to EU countries.

Elbit will provide maritime UAS to EU Maritime Safety Agency

Portugal's first kosher artisanal beer to debut in October

Kosher beer label launched in Portuguese town with a few dozen Jews.

Portugal's first kosher artisanal beer to debut in October

At Spanish festival on Inquisition, new play tackles blood libel

World’s longest-running festival dealing with Spanish Inquisition features play about medieval murder mystery blamed on Jews in blood libel.

At Spanish festival on Inquisition, new play tackles blood libel

Portugal grants citizenship to nearly 1,800 Sephardic Jews

A soaring number of Sephardic Jews acquired Portuguese citizenship in 2017.

Portugal grants citizenship to nearly 1,800 Sephardic Jews

'We want a Jewish presence in Portugal'

Portugal’s Secretary of State for Tourism reaches out to Jewish communities in US, calling for Jews to visit and live in Portugal.

'We want a Jewish presence in Portugal'

Portuguese official disappears with Jewish heritage money

Police search for Rede de Judiarias consultant who dropped off the map after equipment and money went missing.

Portuguese official disappears with Jewish heritage money