Olmert said he told Bush that the United States should not vote in favour, and the U.S. president then called Rice and told her not to do so.
A senior U.S. official disputed the account.
"The government of Israel does not make policy for the United States," the official said on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the diplomacy.
"Israel does not control the United States and I have Israel's permission to say so!" -- Official White Horse Souse