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Portugal

Portuguese politician apologises for slamming Sousa Mendes who saved Jews during the Holocaust

A Portuguese politician apologised for calling a Holocaust-era rescuer of Jews their “loan shark.”

Portuguese town gets country’s first eruv

For the first time in more than half a millennium, an eruv has been constructed in Portugal for the small Jewish community that still lives in the historic town of Belmonte.

José Oulman Carp elected as President of the Jewish Community of Lisbon

José Oulman Carp has been elected as the new President of the Jewish Community of Lisbon (CIL).

Portugal OKs 10,000 citizenship requests from descendants of Sephardi Jews

Portugal has approved about a third of approximately 33,000 applications for citizenship under its 2015 law for descendants of Sephardi Jews, according to official data.

Portuguese MEP warns against ‘return’ of antisemitism

Portuguese MEP Francisco Assis has warned against the return of antisemitism and the creeping infantilisation of European public discourse.

Portuguese parliament approves memorial for victims of Inquisition

The Portuguese Parliament has approved a petition to create a memorial for the victims of the Inquisition.

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