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US politicians decry wave of Sephardi Spanish citizenship rejections

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.Dan Verbin, 07/10/2021 21:17
Watch: Residents of Spanish town wake up to 'Drowning Girl' in local river

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

Residents of Bilbao, Spain recently woke up to a disturbing sight.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/10/2021 14:29
In landmark decision, Madrid Assembly officially adopts IHRA Definition of Anti-Semitism

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/09/2021 09:29
Jews on Spanish island get first 'public' sukkah

Jews on Spanish island get first 'public' sukkah

For Mallorca’s Jews, their first ‘public’ sukkah is a triumph over the Spanish Inquisition.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 23/09/2021 08:28
Spanish university cancels seminar comparing Gaza to Auschwitz

Spanish university cancels seminar comparing Gaza to Auschwitz

Spanish university cancels ‘Auschwitz/Gaza’ seminar comparing Holocaust to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Orge Castellano, JTA, 26/08/2021 08:15
Why Spain’s Jewish citizenship law’s acceptance rate has plummeted

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.Orge Castellano, JTA, 24/08/2021 15:15
In Spain, a seminar on Gaza is 'an exercise in hate,' Wiesenthal Centre

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.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/08/2021 13:51
Spanish pro-Israel org slams political party for promoting PFLP

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.Dan Verbin, 02/08/2021 22:10
Report: Spain begins rejecting Sephardi citizenship requests

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.Dan Verbin, 26/07/2021 16:44
For 35 years, this mother-daughter duo has run a radio show on Sephardic culture

For 35 years, this mother-daughter duo has run a radio show on Sephardic culture

For the past 35 years, this mother-daughter duo has run a radio show on Ladino and Sephardic Jewish culture from Madrid.Orge Castellano, JTA, 04/07/2021 17:10
As Israeli swimmers took 4th place in Olympic trial, TV commentator blasts their country

As Israeli swimmers took 4th place in Olympic trial, TV commentator blasts their country

Spanish TV commentator on state broadcaster claims Israeli athletes are used as 'whitewash' for 'genocide' of Palestinians.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 20/06/2021 18:12
New innovation hub brings a little "Chutzpa and Ole" to Israel-Spanish hi-tech cooperation

New innovation hub brings a little "Chutzpa and Ole" to Israel-Spanish hi-tech cooperation

New innovation hub brings a little "Chutzpa and Ole" to Israel-Spanish hi-tech cooperationץArutz Sheva Staff, 14/06/2021 12:49
Traveler claims to have seen man living in 2027

Traveler claims to have seen man living in 2027

Is there a time traveler on TikTok? It seems to be a hot question on social media right now.Guest Post , 30/05/2021 13:10
Watch: Thousands of Moroccan migrants flood Spain after political spat

Watch: Thousands of Moroccan migrants flood Spain after political spat

Spain accused Morocco of political blackmail after 8,000 migrants tried entering Spanish town.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/05/2021 10:36
‘Free Palestine’ spray-painted on synagogue in Spain

‘Free Palestine’ spray-painted on synagogue in Spain

'Alllah hu akbar' painted on synagogue in Spain, protesters in London curse Jews.C. Liphshiz & T. Axelrod, JTA, 13/05/2021 08:16
European countries condemn Israel for construction in Jerusalem

European countries condemn Israel for construction in Jerusalem

France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Britain condemn Israel for approving construction in the Har Homa neighborhood of Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 07/05/2021 00:03
European countries denounce postponement of PA elections

European countries denounce postponement of PA elections

France, Germany, Italy and Spain urge PA to announce new date for elections as soon as possible.Elad Benari, Canada, 01/05/2021 00:41
Spanish group takes aim at anti-Semitic parties and candidates

Spanish group takes aim at anti-Semitic parties and candidates

New 'Vote in Conscience' campaign urges Spanish voters to oppose radical left-wing parties peddling in anti-Semitism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/04/2021 14:58
‘The Jew is guilty’: Hundreds of neo-Nazis rally in Madrid

‘The Jew is guilty’: Hundreds of neo-Nazis rally in Madrid

Jewish leaders call for probe of radical rightist gathering which featured Nazi salutes, speakers blamed 'the Jew' for Spain's problems.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 16/02/2021 07:16
Spanish court acquits BDS activists who harassed Matisyahu

Spanish court acquits BDS activists who harassed Matisyahu

Valencia Appeals Court acquits 11 activists behind demand Jewish-American singer Matisyahu declare support for PA statehood of hate crime.Cnaan Liphshitz/JTA, 19/01/2021 22:28
Graffiti reading ‘murdering Jews we will hang you’ painted at Spanish Jewish cemetery

Graffiti reading ‘murdering Jews we will hang you’ painted at Spanish Jewish cemetery

'A good Jew is a dead Jew' and 'murdering Jews, we will hang you,' spray-painted at entrance to Jewish cemetery near Madrid, Spain.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 25/12/2020 08:26
Ashkenazi: Spain should designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation

Ashkenazi: Spain should designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation

Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha González Laya at moving tribute to Righteous Among the Nations says she knows family of righteous diplomat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/12/2020 22:14
Portugal has naturalized 23,000 applicants under Jewish law of return

Portugal has naturalized 23,000 applicants under Jewish law of return

76,000 people claiming Sephardic Jewish ancestry apply for Portuguese citizenship, with 23,000 cases approved thus far.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 08/11/2020 16:48
Left-wing Spanish politician slams 'the Jews', accuses Israel of abusing Palestinians

Left-wing Spanish politician slams 'the Jews', accuses Israel of abusing Palestinians

Far-left Spanish politician criticizes 'the Jews' over how 'their government' treats Palestinian Arabs, drawing ire of Spanish Right.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 12/10/2020 08:29
Palestinian "refugee" gets Spanish citizenship after discovering Jewish Sephardic roots

Palestinian "refugee" gets Spanish citizenship after discovering Jewish Sephardic roots

Dubai-born lecturer living in UK discovers that her 'Palestinian' father was actually of Jewish ancestry - earning her Spanish citizenship.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 25/09/2020 07:46
Europe: if God is dead, death becomes God

Europe: if God is dead, death becomes God

In the midst of the pandemic that killed 30,000, Spain is passing a euthenasia law, part of Europe's destruction of the individual. Op-ed.Giulio Meotti‏, 22/09/2020 16:08
Spanish museum can keep $40 million Nazi-looted Pissarro painting, US appeals court rules

Spanish museum can keep $40 million Nazi-looted Pissarro painting, US appeals court rules

Spanish museum does not need to return painting to heirs of the Jewish Holocaust refugee who rightfully owned it.Marcy Oster, JTA, 21/08/2020 11:04
Spain adopts IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

Spain adopts IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain thanks government for accepting international definition of anti-Semitism.Marcy Oster/JTA, 23/07/2020 16:00
This Spanish region wants to preserve its legacy of coexistence

This Spanish region wants to preserve its legacy of coexistence

Hispanic Jewish Foundation signs agreement with the Spanish Autonomous Region of Murcia to explore and showpiece its Sephardi legacy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/07/2020 09:20
Spanish courts strike 2 municipalities’ support for Israel boycotts

Spanish courts strike 2 municipalities’ support for Israel boycotts

Courts in Spain's third-largest city say BDS resolutions are 'incitement to hatred or discrimination.'Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 27/06/2020 21:18
Spanish state declares anti-Israel boycotts anti-Semitism

Spanish state declares anti-Israel boycotts anti-Semitism

For the first time, Spanish state declares BDS movement anti-Semitic, condemns efforts to boycott Israel.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 23/06/2020 07:06
Spanish government cancels contract with anti-Semitic organization

Spanish government cancels contract with anti-Semitic organization

Government of Valencia cancels teacher training contract with pro-BDS organization.Ben Ariel and JTA, 20/05/2020 05:33
Coronavirus death rate slows in Spain with 410 dead overnight

Coronavirus death rate slows in Spain with 410 dead overnight

Number of new coronavirus deaths in Spain drops by 27% Sunday, with total death toll reaching 20,453.David Rosenberg, 19/04/2020 12:52
Health Ministry: 255 coronavirus cases

Health Ministry: 255 coronavirus cases

Condition of four of patients defined poor, 11 moderate; Field doctor in Ichilov Hospital, Tel Aviv urology department infected.Mordechai Sones, 16/03/2020 15:33
Wife of Spain's PM tests positive for coronavirus

Wife of Spain's PM tests positive for coronavirus

Begoña Gómez, wife of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, tests positive for COVID-19 and is reportedly in good health.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/03/2020 05:53
At another Spanish carnival, dancers equate Jews and Nazis with train and Auschwitz floats

At another Spanish carnival, dancers equate Jews and Nazis with train and Auschwitz floats

Holocaust-themed display at event in Badajos makes light of Holocaust victims.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 02/03/2020 18:22
Spanish town: We were told Holocaust float was to commemorate victims

Spanish town: We were told Holocaust float was to commemorate victims

Spanish town says it was told crematoria carnival float was Holocaust commemoration.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 28/02/2020 08:20
Spanish foreign minister condemns carnival with gun-toting Nazis

Spanish foreign minister condemns carnival with gun-toting Nazis

Arancha Gonzalez says Campo de Criptana contributes to 'banalisation of the Holocaust.'AFP, 26/02/2020 17:21
Spanish carnival features Nazi uniforms and trains with crematoria

Spanish carnival features Nazi uniforms and trains with crematoria

Israeli Embassy in Madrid protests carnival procession in Campo de Criptana featuring anti-Semitic floats.Ben Ariel and JTA, 26/02/2020 04:58
PA to Europe: Recognize the 'State of Palestine'

PA to Europe: Recognize the 'State of Palestine'

PA cabinet leader trying to promote an international peace conference as an alternative to the US peace plan.Dalit Halevi, 16/02/2020 03:30
Spanish Prosecutor's statement is 'a sick joke, a slap at all Holocaust survivors'

Spanish Prosecutor's statement is 'a sick joke, a slap at all Holocaust survivors'

Spanish State Prosecutor: Incitement to hatred against Nazis can be considered a hate crime.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/01/2020 14:58
Spain: PM Sanchez appoints anti-Israel politician, Pablo Iglesias Turrión, as deputy PM

Spain: PM Sanchez appoints anti-Israel politician, Pablo Iglesias Turrión, as deputy PM

Spanish politician who called Israel ‘illegal state’ named deputy prime minister.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 11/01/2020 20:55
Madrid: Anti-Semitic banner against Samaria Council leader

Madrid: Anti-Semitic banner against Samaria Council leader

BDS activists hang fliers depicting Yossi Dagan building wall with bodies of Arabs after violent disruption of peace-building event.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/12/2019 11:09
Diet Prada removes 'concentration camp' outfit

Diet Prada removes 'concentration camp' outfit

Spanish fashion house removes $1,840 outfit that looks like a concentration camp uniform.Marcy Oster, JTA, 26/11/2019 09:01
At least 25% of applicants for Spain 'Law of Return' not Jewish

At least 25% of applicants for Spain 'Law of Return' not Jewish

Report says that 52,823 of 153,767 applicants came from Latin American countries - whose combined Jewish population is smaller than 10,000.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 06/11/2019 17:05
350,000 protest on the streets of Barcelona

350,000 protest on the streets of Barcelona

Do the protests in Barcelona about the future of the Catalonia region affect the Jewish community?Nitzan Keidar, 27/10/2019 23:38
Jewish group to provide Holocaust education to Spanish students

Jewish group to provide Holocaust education to Spanish students

Spanish island taps Jewish group to teach school children about Judaism.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 26/10/2019 23:34
Spain: 23-year-old suspected ISIS member arrested

Spain: 23-year-old suspected ISIS member arrested

Spanish police arrest 23-year-old man on suspicion of belonging to ISIS, find explosive-making chemicals and list of targets in his home.Ben Ariel, 06/10/2019 06:09
132,000 Jews apply for Spanish citizenship

132,000 Jews apply for Spanish citizenship

Deadline for descendants of Jews expelled in 1492 to apply for Spanish citizenship expires.AFP, 01/10/2019 20:41
Five European countries concerned over sovereignty pledge

Five European countries concerned over sovereignty pledge

France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Britain criticize Netanyahu's pledge to apply sovereignty in the Jordan Valley.Elad Benari, 13/09/2019 04:04
Disaster in Spain: 'Magic child'

Disaster in Spain: 'Magic child'

Suf Adler, 22-year-old from Ramat Hasharon, left for climbing trip earlier this month but was killed yesterday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/09/2019 20:42
Glitch 'approves' Sephardic requests for Spanish citizenship

Glitch 'approves' Sephardic requests for Spanish citizenship

Computer glitch causes thousands of pending applications for Spanish citizenship by Sephardic Jews to appear to have been approved.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 08/09/2019 09:05
'Free Palestine' spray painted on Spanish synagogue

'Free Palestine' spray painted on Spanish synagogue

Front door of Barcelona synagogue vandalized with pro-Palestinian graffiti.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 06/09/2019 15:54
Spanish city gathers descendants of Jews named after it

Spanish city gathers descendants of Jews named after it

Two-day gathering begins on Friday, uniting foreigners believed to be descendants of its residents.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 23/08/2019 12:09
Lebanese-born Spanish lawmaker barred entry to Israel

Lebanese-born Spanish lawmaker barred entry to Israel

Fouad Ahmad Assadi arrived in Israel to attend Socialist International conference before being returned to Spain for security reasons.Marcy Oster, JTA, 31/07/2019 21:25
Google blocks anti-Semitic content in Spain

Google blocks anti-Semitic content in Spain

Google reaches understanding with lawyers in Spain to block defamatory content including material promoting Nazi ideology, Holocaust denial.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/07/2019 23:00
EU's next foreign minister a critic of Israel

EU's next foreign minister a critic of Israel

Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell nominated to replace Federica Mogherini. Last year, he called for recognition of Palestinian state.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/07/2019 01:12