Cameron Will Have the Holocaust in Mind During Israel Visit

Five members of his new Holocaust Commission British PM on trip to Israel.

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The Holocaust will figure high on the agenda of British Prime Minister David Cameron during his two-day visit to Israel, which begins Wednesday, the London-based Daily Express newspaper reported.

Cameron recently established a Holocaust Commission to establish a permanent memorial in the U.K., that there was a real danger of the atrocities being forgotten by future generations.

Five members of the commission, including chairman Mick Davis, broadcaster Natasha Kaplinsky and Holocaust survivor Ben Helfgott, will join him on his trip to Israel.

The commission is expected to report its findings to ministers in time for the 70th anniversary of the British liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in April next year.

Launching the initiative in January, Cameron said: Survivors have played a vital role in keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive, but we will not always have these remarkable individuals with us.

We face a real danger that, as the events of the Holocaust become ever more distant, they feel increasingly remote to current and future generations.

Cameron party will tour the Yad Vashem memorial in Jerusalem to the more than six million Jews killed by the Nazis in World War II.

He will also address the Knesset, and hold talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in what is Cameron's first visit to Israel since becoming prime minister.

British Prime Minister David Cameron hosts a reception for Hanukkah, with former British chief rabbi Jonathan Sacks, 2012.Credit: AP

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