NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

Portugal

Improve citizenship procedures without affecting rights, say Portuguese Jews

Representatives of the Jewish community of Lisbon (CIL) met with members of the Portuguese Parliament to discuss potential changes to the Nationality Law regarding the descendants of Sephardic Jews.

Portugal finally recognises consul who saved thousands from Holocaust

Portugal finally granted official recognition to its "disobedient diplomat", Aristides de Sousa Mendes, that saved thousands Jews from the Holocaust by issuing them visas. Portuguese parliament decided a monument in the National Pantheon should bear his name.

Portuguese Jewish community donates film profits to Israeli food bank

The Jewish Community of Porto, donated the proceeds of a locally-produced YouTube historical documentary covering centuries of the history of the Jews in Portugal to the Food Bank of Israel.

New restrictions proposed for citizenship for Jews of Portuguese descent

A proposed amendment to a law that grants citizenship to Jews of Portuguese origin would put limitations on their eligibility by imposing residence requirements.

Jewish Community of Lisbon donates 30 vital signs monitors to Portuguese hospitals

The Jewish Community of Lisbon has donated 30 vital signs monitors to the Portuguese national health service (SNS).

Portugal declares official commemoration day for inquisition of Jews

The Portuguese Parliament has approved the passage of a law to officially commemorate the inquisition of Jews in the country on 31 March every year.

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