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  • Studying in Portugal - everything you wanted to know

    Portugal is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. It has a Mediterranean climate, large and bustling cities, picturesque ancient villages, incredible nature reserves, and well-kept beaches. Portugal offers a lot more than resort villages and magical beaches, the country provides a glorious historical past and...

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  • Buying real estate in Spain

    Given the constant rise in real estate prices in Israel and the volatility of the stock market and the low-interest rates in the Israeli economy, many Israelis are looking for new investment channels, mainly in real estate abroad. It is worth noting that many Israelis recently discovered the real estate market in Spain,...

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  • Study in Spain for holders of a European passport

    Study in Spain

    Following the amendment to the Citizenship Law in Spain, the possibility of obtaining a European passport is now attractive to many Israelis who are descendants of those expelled from Spain. A Spanish passport offers many advantages, including...

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  • Working in Europe for European citizens

    Many Israelis want to work in Europe for a short or long period, sometimes to save money for travel and sometimes to settle in one of the EU countries and develop a career. There is a wide range of employment opportunities in EU countries, but only holders of European passports and citizenship can legally work, enjoy...

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  • US visa for European passport holders

    The United States, the land of unlimited opportunities, is considered a popular destination among many Israelis. There are Israelis who wish to travel to the US to visit family or friends. Others want to travel in the country and enjoy a host of beautiful attractions and tourist attractions. Some who come to Israel on...

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  • Mandatory sites in Portugal - a small country with a fantastic variety of landscapes

    Relative to its size, Portugal is a very diverse place. The country is inextricably linked to the sea - with more than 800 miles of beaches along the enticing Atlantic Ocean. Lisbon, the capital city, enjoys a fantastic location on the mouth of the Tagus River, and from here, sailors and world-famous explorers set out...

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  • 5 things to know about Portugal - a unique country in Western Europe

    In January 2015, the Portuguese parliament approved a law allowing the descendants of Spanish Jews expelled from the country to apply for citizenship. Spain also passed a law of its own that year, but the law is somewhat complicated and vague compared to the simple and clear Portuguese law that candidates should "demonstrate...

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  • Things to know before issuing a Spanish and Portuguese passport

    1. The issuance of a Spanish passport

    In 2015, the Spanish Congress approved a law granting Spanish-born descendants of Spanish citizens. According to this law, citizenship can be obtained without the need to renounce the current citizenship and without having...

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  • Spanish citizenship for Moroccan Jews - all you need to know

    The expulsion of the Jews of Spain began in 1492 under the order of King Fernando II. Now, after 500 years, the Spanish government has decided to redress the injustice caused to the expelled Jews and gives them the right to receive citizenship of the state. Getting Spanish citizenship confers many advantages, foremost...

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  • Spanish citizenship for Turk Jews

    In October 2015, the Spanish Parliament approved the Citizenship Law, which allows the descendants of Spanish citizens to obtain Spanish citizenship. Getting Spanish citizenship also makes it possible to obtain a local passport, and since Spain belongs to the European Union, it has many advantages. In order to obtain...

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  • Spanish citizenship or Portuguese citizenship?

    After the amendment and changes in the citizenship laws in Spain and Portugal, Jewish descendants of Spanish deportees can apply and choose between Spanish or Portuguese citizenship. The two countries belong to the European Union. Citizenship of one of them provides a long-awaited passport that offers many advantages,...

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  • European citizenship for the descendants of the Jews who expelled from Spain

    European citizenship is considered the wish of many in Israel because of the enormous advantages involved. Among other things, European citizenship allows one to immigrate to one of the EU countries and to live there without fear of the immigration authorities and to receive full social benefits. Also, citizenship makes...

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  • The complete guide for issuing Spanish citizenship

    In June 2015, some 500 years after the expulsion of the Jews from Spain, the Spanish Parliament approved the change in the Spanish Citizenship Law allowing the descendants of Spanish exiles from 1492 to apply for citizenship. The new law was designed to correct the injustice caused to Jews expelled from Spain following...

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  • Issuing a European passport - possible difficulties

    With the change of the Spanish citizenship law and then in Portugal an unprecedented opportunity was created for many Jews in Israel and around the world to obtain Spanish or Portuguese citizenship and enjoy a European passport. Many Israelis dream of a European passport that offers many advantages, including the possibility...

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  • The Portuguese Community in Amsterdam

    Amsterdam

    Amsterdam is One of the most beautiful and magical cities in Europe, full of mysterious streets that are fun to enter, liberal, accepting and embracing.

    On my last visit to the city, I decided...

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  • How do I get a European passport?

    Hundreds of thousands of Israelis are entitled to the EU passport because of their origin and family tree. Foreign citizenship from one of the EU countries is considered a dream for the country's residents and also has many advantages. Accepting citizenship from one of the EU countries gives you the right and freedom...

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  • Expulsion from Spain - a little bit of history

    The expulsion from Spain took place in 1492, the year Columbus discovered America. For the Jews of Spain, this year did not light up in light of the decision of the king of the organization of King Fernando II and the Queen of Castile Isabelle forced to expel the Jews of the kingdom who refused to convert. Many Jews chose...

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  • Faro Jewry in Portugal

    Faro Jewry in Portugal

    "Without a past, there is no present, and without a present, there is no future."

    Faro is a city in southern Portugal, the capital of the Algarve

    A little bit history of the Jews of Faro:
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  • Portuguese citizenship for children

    After the expulsion of Spanish Jews in 1492, many of the Jews moved to neighbor Portugal, but after about four years they were deported again along with the rest of the Jews living in the country. In 2015, following the change in the Spanish Citizenship Law allowing the descendants of Spanish citizens to obtain citizenship,...

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  • Obtaining alone a Portuguese passport

    In April 2015, the Citizenship Law was updated in Portugal, and now the descendants of those expelled from the country can apply for citizenship from the state. Citizenship allows for a European passport in every respect. The Citizenship Law in Portugal was amended following the change in the Citizenship Law in neighboring...

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  • Issuing a Portuguese passport without an attorney

    If your last name appears in the records of the new citizenship law in Portugal, you may be able to obtain citizenship from the state and then issue a foreign passport which is a European passport in every respect. From the moment Spain announced a change in the Citizenship Act to correct the injustice caused to Jews...

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  • Spanish passport for Iraqi Jews



    The immigration of Iraqi Jews is considered one of the most exciting and wondrous stories in the history of the Jewish people. Tens of thousands of Jews immigrated to Israel from December 1949, among them many Jews who are considered descendants of Spain and Portugal. Therefore, it is worth knowing that after the change in the Citizenship Law in Spain and Portugal,...

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  • Portuguese citizenship for a spouse

    Following the amendment to the Portuguese Citizenship Law, the descendants of those expelled from Spain and Portugal can apply for citizenship from the state. After receiving the citizenship, you can receive a short and straightforward procedure also Portuguese passport is considered a European passport in every respect....

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  • Genealogical research on Spanish family roots

    Vanesa Kasif, a senior genealogist at Campus, specializes in genealogical research to discover family roots, including Spanish roots. Today, following the change in the Citizenship Law in Spain and Portugal, many Jews are trying to locate a connection and attachment to the Spanish exiles to obtain citizenship from one...

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  • Obligations of Portuguese citizens

    Many Israelis apply for citizenship after the amendment to the Citizenship Law. It is no wonder that many of the descendants of Spanish and Portuguese exiles are trying to obtain the desired citizenship, which allows them to achieve a Portuguese passport, i.e., a direct entry ticket to the European Union. In order to...

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  • Who is Sepharadi?

    The Jewish community in Spain has experienced ups and downs throughout history. During the Golden Age, between the 9th and 13th centuries, Sephardic Jewry is considered one of the most influential religious, cultural and economic institutions in the world. The Jewish community in Spain has developed unique customs only...

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  • Portuguese citizenship for Brazilian Jews

    Are you a Brazilian Jew and want to get European citizenship? If so, you should check whether your family came to Brazil after the expulsion of the Jews from Spain and Portugal, or later, you can get a Portuguese passport which is an entry ticket to the European Union.

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  • Portuguese passport - worsening, yes or no?

    At the beginning of 2015, the new Citizenship Law came into force in Portugal. The amendment allows the descendants of Spanish and Portuguese deportees in Spain from Spain and about five years after Portugal to receive citizenship from the state. The new citizenship law is intended to correct the historical injustice...

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