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EJC calls on Portugal not to damage Jewish descendants citizenship law

Approximately 60,000 Jews from around the world have applied for Portuguese citizenship under the terms of the law, and several thousand have received it, including an estimated 5,000 from Israel.

‘Mysteries of Lisbon or What The Tourist Should See' Portugal Film Festival
Portuguese diplomat who rescued 10,000 Jews to be honored in Lisbon

In 1940, Mendes served as consul in Bordeaux, France, where he gave visas to refugees fleeing the Nazi advance.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
24/06/2020
Portuguese diplomat Aristides de Sousa Mendes.
Portugal recognizes Bordeaux consul who saved lives of Jews during WWII

According to the Portuguese weekly Sol, the country's parliament unanimously approved a bill last week to posthumously honor Sousa Mendes with a disembodied tomb at the National Pantheon.

New bill places hurdles for Jews seeking Portuguese citizenship

"The decision to submit a bill that would again prevent Jews from exercising their legal right, reminds us of dark days and regimes crueler than even that of the Inquisition," the letter added.

By MOSHE COHEN/MAARIV
19/07/2020
Portuguese prosecutors to trawl German suspect's records in McCann case

On Friday, the prosecutor general's office in Portugal said there were no records of crimes committed by the suspect in the Algarve.

By REUTERS
06/06/2020
Bishop Manuel Linda and Porto Jewish Community President Diaz Ben Zion embrace at an interfaith even
Portuguese Jewish community donates to Israeli food bank

The film was developed as part of an interfaith project, in conjunction with the Catholic Diocese of Porto, to fight antisemitism in the country.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
05/06/2020
UK, German police have new suspect in 2007 abduction of Madeleine McCann

"We assume that the girl is dead," Braunschweig state prosecutor Wolters said. "The public prosecutor's office in Braunschweig is investigating a 43-year-old German national on suspicion of murder."

By REUTERS
04/06/2020
New restrictions proposed for citizenship for Jews of Portuguese descent

B’nai B’rith president calls on Portuguese president to prevent advancement of amendment to make

Portugal might block the road to citizenship for Sephardi Jews

The ruling Socialist party is proposing to demand applicants to show an effective connection to Portugal

By YORAM ZARA
24/05/2020
‘Post’ exposé leads to Bundestag MP probe of ‘antisemitic’ diplomat

Merkel’s government says ‘antisemitic’ tweets part of discussion.

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