Soaring number of Sephardic Jews acquired Portuguese …

| February 26, 2018

Gates, passport control and toilets signs are seen at Lisbon's airport, Portugal June 24, 2016. .(photo credit: REUTERS) Nearly 1,800 descendants of Sephardic Jews acquired the Portuguese nationality in 2017 under a law enacted two years earlier, with another 12,000 still in the application process, officials in Lisbon said. The tally for last year is six times higher than the total for 2016, during which the application of the law hit bureaucratic snags amid political changes.