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Former Spanish village of ‘Camp Kill Jews’ targeted by antisemitic arsonists

Village that changed its name to 'Jews' Hill Camp' targeted for second time in eight months with antisemitic graffiti and several fires.

Former village of ‘Camp Kill Jews’ hit by antisemitic arsonists

"I'm not wearing a tie": Spanish PM 's creative answer to energy shortages

Spanish Prime Minister Sanchez proposes a more casual dress code in the face of energy shortages.

Spanish PM 's creative answer to energy shortages

Watch: Man caught in wildfire escapes with clothes ablaze

A Spanish man trying to protect his town from a wildfire came inches from being burned to death Monday.

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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.

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Barcelona: Michelin-starred restaurant now offers kosher food

Barcelona gets world’s first Michelin-starred kosher restaurant amid push to draw Jewish tourists.

Barcelona: Michelin-starred restaurant now offers kosher food

Tragedy in Barcelona: Israeli child dies after falling from window

Seven-year-old Israeli boy falls out the window of an apartment in Barcelona, Spain.

Israeli child dies after falling from window

Spanish university creates chair for combating antisemitism

Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain and University of Madrid launch chair for prevention of antisemitism.

Spanish university creates chair for combating antisemitism

Catalonia's parliament: Israel committing apartheid against the Palestinian people

Catalonia's parliament passes resolution accusing Israel of committing “the crime of apartheid against the Palestinian people”.

'Israel committing apartheid against the Palestinian people'

Spanish Jewish leader calls for increasing Holocaust education to combat antisemitism

Isaac Benzaquén says that the Holocaust must not be forgotten because “unfortunately history repeats itself.”

Spanish Jewish leader calls for increasing Holocaust education

Spain seeks to jail extremist protestor for antisemitic chants

Prosecutor's office asks for 3-year jail term for protestor behind antisemitic chants who encouraged others to promote hatred against Jews.

Spain seeks to jail extremist protestor for antisemitic chants

Israeli basketball fans attacked while attending Spanish tournament

Fans of Hapoel Holon attending basketball tournament in Bilbao, Spain attacked by pro-Palestinian protestors following antisemitic chants.

Israeli basketball fans attacked during Spanish tournament

Spanish Jewish org partners with university to combat antisemitism

Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain and Complutense University of Madrid sign accord to create antisemitism chair.

Spanish Jewish org joins with university to combat antisemitism

Spanish PM vows accountability over alleged spying using Israeli software

Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez responds to allegations that Madrid spied on dozens of Catalan separatist figures using Israeli spyware Pegasus.

Spanish PM vows accountability over alleged spying

Report: Court approved Spain's intelligence spying on Catalans using Israeli spyware

Spain's intelligence service had court approval to spy on Catalan separatist figures using Pegasus, local newspaper says.

Court approved Spain's spying on Catalans using Israeli spyware

Spain denies spying on separatists with Israeli software

Spanish government denies report accusing it of having targeted Catalan separatists' mobile phones with Pegasus spyware.

Spain denies spying on separatists with Israeli software

Germany, France, Italy and Spain condemn Jerusalem violence

Four European countries condemn Temple Mount clashes, call for "maximum restraint" from all sides.

Germany, France, Italy and Spain condemn Jerusalem violence

New Spanish monument pays tribute to Jews expelled in 1492

A new monument has been unveiled in Murcia that pays tribute to the Jews expelled from Spain in 1492.

New Spanish monument pays tribute to Jews expelled in 1492

New monument marks anniversary of 1492 expulsion of Spain's Jews

Hispanic-Jewish Foundation erects monument in the port of departure for Jews from Spain 530 years after Edict of Expulsion promulgated.

New monument marks anniversary of 1492 expulsion of Spain's Jews

Sephardic citizenship bids at risk amid New Mexico Jewish community leadership ‘implosion’

'Implosion' of Jewish community leadership in New Mexico imperil's bids to secure Spanish citizenship for descendants of Sephardic Jews.

Sephardic citizenship bids at risk amid leadership crisis

These Spanish towns are searching for remnants of their Jewish history

In Spain, small towns are unearthing ancient synagogues to resurrect Jewish history — and attract tourists.

These Spanish towns are searching for remnants of Jewish history

Spanish Jewish leader calls for education to prevent antisemitic attacks

Leading Spanish Jewish org calls on the Spanish government to teach about the Holocaust and to use education to prevent antisemitic attacks.

Spanish Jewish leader calls for education to prevent antisemitism

US Supreme Court to rule on 19th century painting seized from Jewish woman by Nazis

The Supreme Court is set to decide the fate of a 19th century painting seized from a Jewish woman by the Nazis.

US SC to rule on painting seized from Jewish woman by Nazis

European countries condemn Sheikh Jarrah eviction

France, Germany, Italy and Spain criticize eviction of illegal building in Jerusalem neighborhood, condemn Israeli construction.

European countries condemn Sheikh Jarrah eviction

Spain: "Omicron is just like the flu"

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is amongst the first European leaders to push for treating Omicron like the seasonal flu.

Spain: "Omicron is just like the flu"

Over 90,000 descendents of 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

Spanish Jews denounce anti-Semitic graffiti spray painted on town hall

Spanish Jewish community condemns anti-Semitic graffiti in Castrillo Mota de los Judíos, a town known until 2015 as “Camp Kill-the-Jews.”

Spanish Jews denounce anti-Semitic graffiti painted on town hall

Holocaust memorial defaced in Oviedo, Spain

Vandalism of Oviedo memorial denounced by the local Jewish community and the EJC, who are both calling for action from Spanish authorities.

Holocaust memorial defaced in Oviedo, Spain

Inside Spain's thriving kosher wine industry

500 years after the Inquisition, Spain finally has a vibrant kosher wine industry.

Inside Spain's thriving kosher wine industry

New Yorkers with Sephardic roots say Spain is breaking its promise of citizenship

With thousands of applications rejected and more placed on hold, some New Yorkers with Sephardic roots accuse Spain of breaking its promise.

Sephardic New Yorkers: Spain is breaking promise of citizenship

Spain to tell stories of Hungarian Jews saved by Spanish diplomat

The Spanish gov is looking for family of Hungarian Jews who escaped capture by the Nazis with the aid of a Spanish diplomat for new project.

Spanish project looking for Hungarian Jews saved by diplomat

Spain seeking descendants of Jews saved by 'Spanish Schindler'

Spanish authorities seeking out descendants of Hungarian Jews saved by diplomat dubbed the 'Spanish Schindler'.

Spain seeking descendants of Jews saved by 'Spanish Schindler'

US politicians decry wave of Sephardi Spanish citizenship rejections

Responding to allegations that thousands of applications were rejected in 2021, lawmakers ask Spanish president to investigate.

US politicians decry Sephardi Spanish citizenship rejections

Watch: Residents of Spanish town wake up to 'Drowning Girl' in local river

Residents of Bilbao, Spain recently woke up to a disturbing sight.

Watch: Spanish town awakens to 'Drowning Girl' in local river player

In landmark decision, Madrid Assembly officially adopts IHRA Definition of Anti-Semitism

Local parliament of Spain's main region fully adopts widely accepted definition of anti-Semitism which would prevent funding of BDS groups.

Madrid Assembly adopts IHRA Definition of Anti-Semitism

Jews on Spanish island get first 'public' sukkah

For Mallorca’s Jews, their first ‘public’ sukkah is a triumph over the Spanish Inquisition.

Jews on Spanish island get first 'public' sukkah

Spanish university cancels seminar comparing Gaza to Auschwitz

Spanish university cancels ‘Auschwitz/Gaza’ seminar comparing Holocaust to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Spanish university cancels seminar comparing Gaza to Auschwitz

Why Spain’s Jewish citizenship law’s acceptance rate has plummeted

Spain reportedly tightening process offering citizenship to descendants of Jews expelled from the country in 1492.

Why Spain is rejecting Jewish law of return citizenship requests

In Spain, a seminar on Gaza is 'an exercise in hate,' Wiesenthal Centre

Wiesenthal Centre to Spanish Min. of Universities: 'University of Santiago de Compostela 'Auschwitz/Gaza' Seminar is an exercise in hate.'

In Spain, a seminar on Gaza is 'an exercise in hate'

Spanish pro-Israel org slams political party for promoting PFLP

Group files a complaint with public prosecutor after Galician party holds event promoting the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

Spanish pro-Israel org slams political party for promoting PFLP

Report: Spain begins rejecting Sephardi citizenship requests

In the last six years, Spain had granted citizenship to 34,000 descendants of exiled Jews but now appears to be rejecting most applications.

Report: Spain begins rejecting Sephardi citizenship requests