Prince Charles meets president, survivors on first-ever official visit to Israel

The heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, met with President Reuven Rivlin as he kicked off his first-ever official visit to Israel on Thursday.

The Prince of Wales arrived in Israel on Wednesday evening to attend the World Holocaust Forum marking the 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz. He is also scheduled to visit the Palestinian Authority.

His first stop on Thursday was the official Jerusalem residence of Rivlin in Jerusalem, where he planted a tree.

Rivlin thanked the prince for his attendance at the World Holocaust Forum, stressing the need to fight Jew-hatred.


Read more: The Times of Israel