90 thousand descendants of Sephardic Jews became citizens of Portugal and Spain
Since 2015, 90 thousand descendants of Sephardic Jews have become citizens of Portugal and Spain.
According to The Jerusalem Post, this happened due to the adopted in these countries laws.
The Portuguese and Spanish authorities are thus trying to atone for the consequences of the Inquisition and the campaign of religious persecution that took place at the end of the 15th century against hundreds of thousands of Jews inhabiting the Iberian Peninsula.
According to last year's report, Spain received at least 153,000 citizenship applications, and Portugal & ndash; at least 86 thousand. The first country granted citizenship to 36 thousand applicants & ndash; about 23% of the total number of applicants. Portugal has granted citizenship to 54 thousand people & ndash; 63% of applicants. Many applications are still pending.
According to the Observador, more than two-thirds of the citizenship applicants in Portugal are Israelis.