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The law potentially allows an estimated 3.5 million residents of countries where many Sephardic Jews eventually settled, such as Israel, France, the United States, Turkey, Mexico, Argentina and Chile, to apply for Spanish nationality.
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The rabbis will decide which Israelis get to be Spanish, says Amar
Former Sephardic chief rabbi sheds light on the process that led to Spanish decision to grant nationality to descendents of Jews expelled in 1492, says rabbis will determine who should be recognized as offspring
TheÂ Spanish governmentÂ approved a law on Friday allowing descendents of Sephardic Jews expelled from the country in 1492 to seek Spanish nationality without giving up their current citizenship.
Spain’s Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon saidÂ SpainÂ owed the Sephardic community a debt for spreading the Spanish language and culture around the world. The word Sephardic comes from Sefarad, orÂ SpainÂ in Hebrew.
“The law we’ve passed today has a deep historic meaning: not only because it concerns events in our past of which we should not be proud, like the decree to expel the Jews in 1492, but because it reflects the reality ofÂ SpainÂ as an open and plural society,” said Gallardon.
Around 300,000 Jews lived inÂ SpainÂ before the ‘Reyes Catolicos’, Catholic monarchs Isabella and Ferdinand, ordered Jews and Muslims to convert to the Catholic faith or leave the country.
Muslim groups are now clamoring for reciprocity, and are demanding that the Spanish government grant instant citizenship to millions of descendants of Muslims who were also expelled from Spain during the Middle Ages.
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Spanish cities such as Cordoba andÂ Toledo, where Jews lived among Christians and Muslims before the Catholic victory, making rich contributions toÂ science, music and literature, now attract thousands of tourists every year.
The law potentially allows an estimated 3.5 million residents of countries where many Sephardic Jews eventually settled, such asÂ Israel,Â France, theÂ United States,Â Turkey,Â Mexico,Â ArgentinaÂ andÂ Chile, to apply for Spanish nationality.
Spanish law does not normally allow dual citizenship except for people from neighbouringÂ AndorraÂ orPortugalÂ or former colonies such as theÂ Philippines,Â Equatorial GuineaÂ or Latin American countries.
Prospective applicants must prove their Sephardic background through their surnames, language or ancestry and get a certificate from the federation of Jewish communities inÂ Spain.