In response to a question posed by MK Avraham Michaeli (Shas) about the construction freeze in Jerusalem, the Minister of Construction and Housing, Uri Yehuda Ariel (HaBayit HaYehudi) said: “I would be very happy if I were given the task of building the Temple, but that has not happened. If your party will demand this from the Prime Minister, and he accedes to the request, I am ready for the task. There is no construction freeze in Jerusalem. In the years 2010-2012, 2682 housing units were marketed in the capital. Since I have taken this post, I have met with the Mayor of Jerusalem. We will work together to fulfill the Prime Minister’s commitment to build in every part of Jerusalem. There is no country in the world that freezes construction in any area, let alone in its capital. The word “freeze” itself is incomprehensible. There are housing units being marketed for the so-called Arab sector, in the Arab neighborhoods. I encourage this and work towards it. There is no difference between citizens. This is true within the whole country. I am advancing building and marketing in Lower Nazareth. At the moment, 700 units are being sold there, and when that project is finished, we will market another 400 units.”