The Minister of Foreign Affairs, EU and Cooperation, Josep Borrell, yesterday held a meeting with the president of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain (FCJE), Isaac Querub, before whom he reaffirmed Spain’s commitment to anti-Semitism through “a pioneering legislation in the fight against incitement to hatred and violence”.
During the meeting, which was also attended by the General Director of the Sefarad-Israel Center, Miguel de Lucas, Borrell highlighted the importance that Spain attaches to the Holocaust Memory, as reflected in the evaluation reports of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).
Also, both analyzed the impact of Law 12/2015 for the granting of Spanish nationality to Sephardic Jews from Spain and studied possible ways of collaboration in different areas, such as expanding relations with other Jewish diaspora organizations in the world.
The Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain is the institution that brings together most of the Jewish communities of our country and is the interlocutor of the State for relations with the Jewish confession according to the agreements of 1992. Currently living in Spain around 45,000 Jews.