The Portuguese Parliament has approved a petition to create a memorial for the victims of the Inquisition.
SACC by EJC organised a one day seminar on Crisis Management in Lisbon, in cooperation with the Jewish Community of Lisbon (CIL), the country's EJC affiliate.
The Portuguese town of Moimenta da Beira said it would open a Jewish history museum in one of its oldest and best-known buildings, the Casa de Moimenta, also known as Casa do Carrasco.
Some 2,000 Turkish Jews have applied for Portuguese citizenship after Portugal’s government decided to grant nationality through naturalisation to the descendants of Sephardic Jews who were expelled from Portugal and Spain in the 15th century.
Nearly 1,800 descendants of Sephardic Jews acquired Portuguese nationality in 2017 under a law enacted two years earlier, with another 12.000 still in the application process, officials in Lisbon said.
Eager to put an Inquisition and centuries of abandoned Jewish neighborhoods behind them, Portuguese leaders are actively courting Jews to come back to the country.