The move is part of the education system’s efforts to celebrate Jews with roots in Muslim countries and Spain.
Rabbi Shlomo Amar's office says he did not request the citizenship and that it was conferred as an honor in recognition of his work with Sephardi Jewry.
Three-day event organized by a Sephardic Jewish woman from Atlanta featured films about the 'consequences of the emigration of the Jews from the fabric of Moroccan society.'
The day on which Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef said it is forbidden for non-Jews to live in the Land of Israel unless they are the servants of Jews was the day on which I decided that I am no longer willing to serve this system.
Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef also denies Israeli media reports he had sanctioned killing Palestinian assailants once they have been wounded or taken into custody.
Five years ago, they were too poor to hire a full-time rabbi. But Portugal's law of return for Sephardic Jews has breathed new life into the Jewish Community of Porto.
While 17% say they can understand Arabic and 10% can speak it fluently, only 1.5% can write a letter in the language.
In light of new law, which grants citizenship to Jews who were expelled during the Spanish Inquisition, King Felipe VI welcomes new citizens back 'home.'
Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef takes sides in radio war between station identified with Shas leader Aryeh Dery, and its rival station, associated with Dery's predecessor Eli Yishai.
The approval comes a day after Spain adopted a new law that allows applicants to keep their existing citizenship.