President Isaac Herzog meets Prince Charles during his visit to the UK, his office says, with talks centered on climate change, regional threats, and Holocaust education.
“He [Herzog] noted that Israel has committed to reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 and has much to contribute to global efforts through its advancement of innovative green technologies,” a statement from the presidency says.
“President Herzog stressed the great importance that Israel attaches to relations with the United Kingdom and stressed his personal affinity to Britain through his family background, as the son of a Belfast-born British Army major who participated in the Normandy landings and liberation of Bergen-Belsen, and as the descendent of rabbis who served all across Britain.
“The President thanked HRH The Prince of Wales for his important work to promote Holocaust education and his participation in the Fifth World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem, in January 2020. The President and The Prince of Wales also discussed regional issues and threats.”
Herzog also announces a scholarship at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem dedicated to Prince Charles’ grandmother, Princess Alice, who is buried in Jerusalem. She has been recognized by Yad Vashem for saving Jews during the Holocaust.
“The Hebrew University scholarship for students at the Hadassah-Hebrew University Henrietta Szold School of Nursing pays tribute to Princess Alice’s compassion, deep spirituality, and immense perseverance to help those in need,” the statement says.