Nobody expected the Spanish validation
The rush for a second passport following premature media reports that Spain will offer citizenship to the descendants of pre-expulsion Jewish residents reveals Israelis’ basic fears. A Jew should always have a spare passport in his pocket.
“I’m going to have a Spanish passport!” my daughter announced on Monday. Patiently I tried to explain to her that the reports in the Israeli media that the Spanish government is going to award the descendants of the 1492 Expulsion are extremely premature, the Cortes has yet to approve the new law − and even if it ever does, I foresee some obstacles in the path...
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