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Lieberman, Cantor won’t be at Beck’s Jerusalem rally

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WASHINGTON (JTA/Washington Jewish Week) — Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) and Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) will not be attending Glenn Beck’s upcoming rally in Jerusalem.

Lieberman’s office told the Washington Jewish Week that the lawmaker won’t be able to attend the former Fox News host’s rally, which is set to take place on Wednesday.

"Because of a family commitment, Senator Lieberman will regrettably not be able to attend the Restoring Courage rally which Glenn Beck and others are holding in Jerusalem, Israel on August 24," a Lieberman spokesperson said.

Lieberman had originally announced his attendance during an appearance on Beck’s now-cancelled television show.

"Senator Lieberman supports this event and wishes he could be there in person to express his support for a secure and free Israel, for Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel, and for a rock-solid US-Israel relationship based on shared, eternal values and common current interests and enemies," the spokesperson said.

Separately, Cantor’s office told the Washington Jewish Week that the House majority leader –who is currently in Israel with a delegation of lawmakers — also won’t be able to make it the Beck rally.

The top Jewish Republican will be traveling back from Israel on Wednesday, exactly when Beck’s rally is scheduled taking place.

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