On Thursday, Prince Charles appeared to snub Vice President Mike Pence at a gathering commemorating the Holocaust in Israel. The moment was captured on video and posted online.
Several world leaders, dignitaries and royals traveled to Israel for the World Holocaust Forum on Thursday, marking 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp amid a global rise in anti-Semitic violence.
Just before the ceremony— called Remembering the Holocaust: Fighting Antisemitism—started at Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, Charles entered and brushed past both Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence without greeting them before taking his seat, according to The New York Times.
Video of the moment posted on Twitter shows Charles moving past Pence just before he reaches out for a handshake and shaking hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instead.
“I’m sure Prince Charles just snubbed Mike Pence. Titter,” Darren Lethem tweeted alongside a clip. Some claimed the moment was “deliberate.”
Later, Charles delivered a speech calling the lessons of the Holocaust “searingly relevant to this day.”
The White House did not respond to a request for comment.
הרגע שבו צ'ארלס דילג על מייק פנס
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