Neither Olmert, Livni, Peretz Halutz or even new president elect Peres showed up for the first memorial of the 2006 Lebanon war.
Bibi or at least some senior government minister, certainly Barak who is DM in theory should have showed even if it was only for about half hour it was 45 years ago since the sinking of the Dakar.
Whilst it doesn't justify a no show it is at least understandable as its less than a week now before the election and so everybody has other things on their mind, could say the memorial came at a bad time.
It would have been smart though for Bibi to attend the ceremony because so close to an election the PM should try be seen at as many ceremonies he can get to make people think he made the effort maybe I should vote for him.
On the first anniversary of the Lebanon war neither the PM, Chief of Staff, Defense minister, foreign minister or even the newly appointed president bothered to turn out and that memorial and unlike now we were not days away from an election.