Descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jews forcibly converted to Christianity held marches and rallies of solidarity with Israel in Recife, Brazil (pictured) and El Paso, Texas on Sunday. Both cities have high concentrations of Anousim according to Reconectar, an organization facilitating a reconnection between the descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jewish communities and the Jewish world.
"We Anousim in Recife march in favor of peace and Israel, to express solidarity with the State of Israel and our Jewish brethren who are currently under attack from Palestinian terrorists, as well as expressing ourselves publicly, in order to give visibility to the Brazilian and international Anousim issue. Particularly towards having our rights recognized and finally to return to being an inseparable part of the people of Israel," said Jefferson Linconn, one of the organizers of the event in Recife.
“Expressing solidarity with Israel is a important part of the Anousim identity and it is vital that the love and affection they have for Israel and the Jewish People is returned,” said Reconectar founder Ashley Perry.