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Portugal

Jewish Community of Lisbon condemns the vandalisation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with pro-Palestinian graffiti

"We regret that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building has been the target of vandalism to convey messages of hatred and intolerance" said the Jewish Community of Lisbon.

Portugal’s president vows to apply pressure to secure hostages release

"We must do everything in our power to bring the hostages home" said President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

Portuguese Parliament approves condolences for the passing of former CIL President José Carp

A longstanding member of the Jewish Community of Lisbon, José Carp assumed leadership roles within the community from the 1980s, serving in various capacities through different mandates.

Solemn ceremony in Lisbon with families of Portuguese-Israeli hostages

Families of four Portuguese-Israeli hostages, kidnapped two months ago by the Islamic extremist group Hamas, gathered in Lisbon's Shaaré Tikvah synagogue to pray for their release.

Documentary on the passage of Jews through Portugal during the Shoah presented in Lisbon

The Jewish Community of Lisbon supported the production of the documentary film "Portugal, Trampoline for Freedom" by Ary Diesendruck.

Jewish Community of Lisbon organised vigil in the Portuguese capital in defense of Israel

Lisbon's Mayor Carlos Moedas said during the ceremony that 'Lisbon stands unconditionally with Israel, and we must combat terrorism because Hamas is a terrorist organisation.'

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