The laws follow economic recessions and vigorous attempts by Lisbon and Madrid to attract wealthy investors, residents and tourists.
A Palestinian woman who had not told U.S. immigration authorities that she had been imprisoned in Israel for two terror attacks accepted a plea bargain that forces her to leave the country. Rasmea Odeh, 69, would not spend time in U.S. prison or detention but would lose her U.S. citizenship, according to a Thursday statement by the Rasmea Defense…
As the reality of Brexit seeps in, some Brits of Jewish ancestry are finding an unexpected way to remain affiliated with the European Union — by applying for German citizenship.
Israel’s deputy interior minister said Arab-Israeli Knesset members who support efforts to break the naval blockade of Gaza should give up their Israeli citizenship and that “Israel is doing you a favor by letting you sit here.”
The Spanish government is inching closer to providing an expedited path to citizenship for Sephardic Jews.
Now that the Spanish king is quitting, Josh Nathan-Kazis asks if the proposed citizenship law for Sephardic Jews will die — or will he still get to return to the land of his ancestors?
The frenzy over Spain’s move to give Sephardi Jews citizenship, which some have dubbed Israel’s ‘Spanish fever,’ is spreading. But there may be more hurdles than meet the eye.
Israeli Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett said that Jews outside Israel “should have some sort of say” in the Israeli government’s affairs, and even suggested offering “semi-citizenship” to Diaspora Jews.
The conferring of Spanish citizenship to Sephardic Jews will be automatic and independent of the government’s discretion, the country’s justice minister told a delegation of American Jews.
When Josh Nathan-Kazis went to Spain to see about claiming citizenship as a Sephardic Jew, he was told he couldn’t. Now, he can. But will he?