SPAIN: In Columbus' Footsteps

For Spain's King Juan Carlos I, 38, and Queen Sofia, 37, it was an extraordinary week of firsts. Not since they ascended the throne last November had the royal couple traveled outside Spain. Never before had a Spanish monarch visited the Western Hemisphere. When Juan Carlos received eleven American Jewish leaders for a 25-minute talk in Washington, it marked the first time since at least 1492 (when Spain expelled its Jews) that a Spanish head of state had met with a Jewish delegation of any nationality (the week before, Sofia similarly shattered...

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