These reports are simply to make Netanyahu do the calculation that he has a LOT to gain by accepting a freeze right now - he can save himself from the friction with US and at the same time get action on Iran (stick and carrot). US has already accepted a nuclear Iran. Otherwise, what reason would there be to pick a fight with Israel? Over settlements which US has accepted for 40+ years?
Roadside bomb kills five border officers in western Iraq (AP)
from the article: A nuclear Iran / How far will the world go?