The Israelis don't want him (or the other Lib Leadership candidates):
OTTAWA — Michael Ignatieff's trip to the Middle East has been called off by the Jewish group that invited him.
The Canada-Israel Committee confirmed today that it decided to uninvite Ignatieff and any other Liberal leadership hopefuls who had planned to take part in an all-party parliamentary delegation to Israel next month.
Sources say the committee does not want the annual trip to become a side show of the Liberal leadership race.
Probably worried he'd set fire to something.