Palestinian refugee becomes Spanish citizen after discovering her Jewish roots

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 4:15pm

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For most of her life, Heba Iskandarani, a Palestinian refugee who grew up in Dubai, searched for a pathway to citizenship — in any country. Surprisingly, her research of her family tree led to the discovery that she is of Sephardic Jewish origin. That allowed her to request — and obtain — Spanish citizenship. The World's Ariel Oseran reports.