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There won't be a building freeze in , Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu
said in an interview with Channel 2 aired Thursday evening, declining to comment on whether a demand to freeze
construction projects in the capital was ever floated by the .
When asked about his relationship with US President Barack
Obama, Netanyahu said that there was a wrong perception in both and the that stemmed from the
"personalization of politics in both societies."
He said the strained ties with the stemmed from "differences in
policy," not an issue of trust or the personality of either himself or Obama.
Earlier Thursday, aides to the prime minister said Netanyahu
delivered his government's position to Obama over the weekend, ahead of the
scheduled arrival later Thursday of the
president's special envoy, George
Mitchell. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the contact between the
two leaders was private.
aides to Netanyahu provided no information on whether he had offered any other
concessions to the Palestinians in an effort to restart the long-stalled talks.
He also did not divulge whether
was planning any future gestures to the Palestinians.
Netanyahu did stress, however, that has already made significant
gestures toward the Palestinian Authority.
In other comments, Netanyahu said Iran was trying to provoke a war between Israel and Syria.
He said Iran was trying to convince Syria that an Israeli attack is imminent, which he said is a "lie."
have been high recently between Israel and Syria. The sides have traded
threats, and last week Israel accused Syria of smuggling powerful
rockets to the Lebanese terrorists of Hizbullah. Syria denied the charge.
in an interview Thursday with Israel's Channel 2 TV, Netanyahu repeated
the charge that Syria and Iran were arming Hizbullah.