NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

Spain

Spain extends citizenship law for Sephardic Jews

A spokesman for the Spanish government has confirmed that the measure to grant Spanish nationality to Sephardic Jews has been extended until October 2019.

Spanish municipalities drop Israel boycott policies

Days after a municipality in northern Spain rescinded its call for a boycott of Israel, a judge nullified a similar policy by another municipality in the country’s south.

Spain helps keep Ladino alive

The Spanish Royal Academy has taken a first step towards creating a distinct academy for Ladino that will nurture the struggling language.

Spanish Jews criticise tweet by Catalan leader equating Spanish PM with Hitler

The Federation of Spanish Jewish Communities has criticised a video tweeted by the ousted Catalan president that features images Mariano Rajoy along with archive footage of Hitler and Franco.

Court again suspends Spanish city’s anti-Israel boycott

A district court in Oviedo, Spain has suspended a city council’s discriminatory boycott of Israeli products.

Madrid opens first global roving Auschwitz exhibit

Letters thrown from death trains, tiny children’s shoes, a Nazi gas mask and hundreds of other objects from Auschwitz are going on display in Madrid as a roving exhibition on the Nazi extermination camp opens.

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