After his behavior at Davos, did Prince Charles snub Pence in Jerusalem?

Although it's hard to imagine now, back in the 1960s and 1970s, Prince Charles had a sort of glamour about him, a mixture of sophisticated playboy and Prince Charming.  He was good looking(ish) and athletic, and he handled himself well at state affairs.  His stock went up even higher when he married Lady Diana, a vapid young woman who wore clothes well and managed to catch the world's imagination.

They were an ill suited couple.  He fancied himself an intellectual, and she was a publicity-hungry walking emotional wound.  Their marital battles revealed him to be a sleazy, entitled, unkind, boring, pompous, unfaithful lout.  When Diana died, Charles re-fashioned his image.  He was the good father to his boys, and he got to marry the woman he loved, the horsey but good-natured Camilla.

Camilla or not, Charles is still a pompous, hypocritical boor.  His latest unpleasant behavior involves climate change and, possibly, Vice President Pence.  When it comes to climate change, Charles made obeisance to the shrill, neurotic Greta Thunberg and endorsed plans to destroy the world economy — but he still doesn't think the socialist belt-tightening that goes with climate change applies to him (emphasis added):

Prince Charles demanded global green taxes as part of a radical push to tackle climate change in a seminal speech at Davos today.

The Prince of Wales met Greta Thunberg at the Word [sic] Economic Forum after flying in to Switzerland on a private jet — but did not hold talks with Donald Trump.

Charles even sounded like the 17-year-old Swedish activist as he asked VIPs: 'Do we want to go down in history as the people who didn't do anything to bring the world back from the brink? The only limit is our willingness to act and the time to act is now'.

He then begged delegates, including wealthy global business leaders: 'This is why I need your help, your ingenuity and your practical skills to ensure that the private sector leads the world out of the approaching catastrophe into which we have engineered ourselves.'

Speaking just 24 hours after President Trump used his speech to reject environmental 'prophets of doom', Charles called for new eco-taxes, greener fuels and hydrogen-powered planes by 2030.

In addition to snubbing Trump at Davos, there's an ongoing debate about whether Charles next snubbed Vice President Pence in Jerusalem.  As Ruth S. King reported in an earlier American Thinker article, Prince Charles is making his first official state visit to Israel on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

The whole visit was a bit worrisome, given Britain's unpleasant 20th-century relationship with Israel.  Moreover, Charles has always adored Islam (saying Christianity can learn from it), and he has an unwholesome soft spot for the Palestinians.

So far, though, what's made news about Charles's visit to Israel hasn't been him suddenly going full anti-Semitic, although with Charles, anything is possible.  Instead, after having given Trump the cold shoulder in Davos, he appeared to snub Pence in Jerusalem:

Prince Charles avoided shaking hands with Mike Pence, the U.S. vice president, at an Auschwitz memorial event in Jerusalem Thursday — but then smiled as he greeted Vladimir Putin.

A video clip of the Prince of Wales greeting officials in Israel shows him walking along the front row of seats, shaking hands with world and Jewish leaders.

When he came to Pence, the vice president had his hand extended in apparent expectation of a handshake.

But the heir to the British throne merely looked him in the eye before moving on to shake hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the country's President Reuven Rivlin.

Later, both Buckingham Palace and Pence's staff denied that the prince had snubbed Pence, insisting instead that the two had a great relationship:

As the video went public, both Pence's staff and Buckingham Palace denied it was a snub and said the pair had met before entering the hall, exchanging smiles and joking with each other, and shaken hands after the event. 

Katie Waldman, the Vice President's press secretary, tweeted a video and picture of Pence and Charles together before the event. 

A Buckingham Palace told the BBC the prince and Mr Pence had a 'long and warm conversation' before the ceremony began.

That's the story, and they're sticking to it.  You can watch the video and reach your own conclusions:

Although it's hard to imagine now, back in the 1960s and 1970s, Prince Charles had a sort of glamour about him, a mixture of sophisticated playboy and Prince Charming.  He was good looking(ish) and athletic, and he handled himself well at state affairs.  His stock went up even higher when he married Lady Diana, a vapid young woman who wore clothes well and managed to catch the world's imagination.

They were an ill suited couple.  He fancied himself an intellectual, and she was a publicity-hungry walking emotional wound.  Their marital battles revealed him to be a sleazy, entitled, unkind, boring, pompous, unfaithful lout.  When Diana died, Charles re-fashioned his image.  He was the good father to his boys, and he got to marry the woman he loved, the horsey but good-natured Camilla.

Camilla or not, Charles is still a pompous, hypocritical boor.  His latest unpleasant behavior involves climate change and, possibly, Vice President Pence.  When it comes to climate change, Charles made obeisance to the shrill, neurotic Greta Thunberg and endorsed plans to destroy the world economy — but he still doesn't think the socialist belt-tightening that goes with climate change applies to him (emphasis added):

Prince Charles demanded global green taxes as part of a radical push to tackle climate change in a seminal speech at Davos today.

The Prince of Wales met Greta Thunberg at the Word [sic] Economic Forum after flying in to Switzerland on a private jet — but did not hold talks with Donald Trump.

Charles even sounded like the 17-year-old Swedish activist as he asked VIPs: 'Do we want to go down in history as the people who didn't do anything to bring the world back from the brink? The only limit is our willingness to act and the time to act is now'.

He then begged delegates, including wealthy global business leaders: 'This is why I need your help, your ingenuity and your practical skills to ensure that the private sector leads the world out of the approaching catastrophe into which we have engineered ourselves.'

Speaking just 24 hours after President Trump used his speech to reject environmental 'prophets of doom', Charles called for new eco-taxes, greener fuels and hydrogen-powered planes by 2030.

In addition to snubbing Trump at Davos, there's an ongoing debate about whether Charles next snubbed Vice President Pence in Jerusalem.  As Ruth S. King reported in an earlier American Thinker article, Prince Charles is making his first official state visit to Israel on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

The whole visit was a bit worrisome, given Britain's unpleasant 20th-century relationship with Israel.  Moreover, Charles has always adored Islam (saying Christianity can learn from it), and he has an unwholesome soft spot for the Palestinians.

So far, though, what's made news about Charles's visit to Israel hasn't been him suddenly going full anti-Semitic, although with Charles, anything is possible.  Instead, after having given Trump the cold shoulder in Davos, he appeared to snub Pence in Jerusalem:

Prince Charles avoided shaking hands with Mike Pence, the U.S. vice president, at an Auschwitz memorial event in Jerusalem Thursday — but then smiled as he greeted Vladimir Putin.

A video clip of the Prince of Wales greeting officials in Israel shows him walking along the front row of seats, shaking hands with world and Jewish leaders.

When he came to Pence, the vice president had his hand extended in apparent expectation of a handshake.

But the heir to the British throne merely looked him in the eye before moving on to shake hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the country's President Reuven Rivlin.

Later, both Buckingham Palace and Pence's staff denied that the prince had snubbed Pence, insisting instead that the two had a great relationship:

As the video went public, both Pence's staff and Buckingham Palace denied it was a snub and said the pair had met before entering the hall, exchanging smiles and joking with each other, and shaken hands after the event. 

Katie Waldman, the Vice President's press secretary, tweeted a video and picture of Pence and Charles together before the event. 

A Buckingham Palace told the BBC the prince and Mr Pence had a 'long and warm conversation' before the ceremony began.

That's the story, and they're sticking to it.  You can watch the video and reach your own conclusions: