6 Feb, 2016 @ 09:35
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Would you pass the Spanish test Jews are taking to get citizenship?

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Penelope Cruz

IDENTIFYING Don Quixote and Penelope Cruz is an integral part of proving your ‘Spanishness’, an Israeli seeking Spanish citizenship has discovered.

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Penelope Cruz

Yossi Ben Naim, 40, underwent a long process which included identifying these two culture icons, to become the first Israeli granted citizenship under a new law.

The law means that if descendents of Jews expelled 500 years ago can prove their lineage and pass a language, history and culture test, they can be granted citizenship.

Ben Naim, from northern Morocco and Israel, grew up speaking Spanish at home.

Iona Napier

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