Prince William tours Holocaust memorial, meets survivors

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Britain's Prince William is set to arrive at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport on Monday, embarking on a four day tour to Israel and the Palestinian territories where he will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as well as participate in cultural events.

Hall said they were following "decades" of rulings in the United Nations that declare east Jerusalem, including the Old City, part of the occupied Palestinian territories.

British royals have historically declined invitations for official state visits to Israel.

The visit comes just after Israel marked its 70th anniversary of independence and amid surges of violence along the Gaza border.

In Israel, the duke will visit the Holocaust memorial centre Yad Vashem where he will lay a wreath to commemorate the millions of Jews who died during the second world war.

On Tuesday he will visit Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, where he will meet two survivors who escaped Nazi Germany for the safety of Britain.

The correspondence was included in Yad Vashem's Kindertransport exhibit, as well as in Foner's memoir, a copy of which he said he hoped to present to Prince William.

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Britain captured Palestine from the Ottoman empire in 1917 during World War One and administered the territory under worldwide mandate until 1948, pulling out a day before Israel declared independence.

When he saw the photo at the ruins, the Duke of Cambridge told the Jordanian Prince Al-Hussein bin Abdullad II, who was taking him on a tour, 'Michael's looking very smart in his flip-flops'.

In a private 1994 visit to Yad Vashem, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, planted a tree there in his mother's honour.

Along the route of the major tourist attraction, William and Jordan's Crown Prince Hussein stopped in front of an enlarged photo on an easel that showed the former Kate Middleton, her father and younger sister posing against the backdrop of the Jerash ruins.

William was reportedly disappointed to miss the England v Panama game on Sunday afternoon as he was travelling to Jordan. He was hosted by Crown Prince Hussein, 23, a member of the Hashemite dynasty Britain helped install in then-Transjordan nearly a century ago.

"I said to his Royal Highness that this is a unique opportunity for me to express my thanks to the British people for opening their homes to me and to the other 10,000 children who came", Alexander said.

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