Update: Ministers and general did not honor Lior

As reported earlier this week, Dov Lior – a leading rabbi who supported the gentile slaying guidebook, Torat Ha’Melekh – received honors yesterday by the local council of Hebron Mountain. However, the two ministers (Moshe “Boogie” Ya’alon and Eli Yishai) and general (Avi Mirahi) who were supposed to grace the event with their presence have all canceled their appearance (Hebrew).

Neither one of them explained why he canceled his appearance. Ma’ariv, who published the original report, claims that it deterred them from showing up. The settler local council claimed the cancellation was the result of a scheduling mix-up.

So apparently neither the two active politicians nor the one still in uniform are happy to be seen – by the general public, at any rate –  with a notorious rabbi and inciter. I guess that’s some sort of progress.