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Press Release

Statement on Falsehoods in the Media

January 21, 2013

Online and media reports claiming that the U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, Anne W. Patterson, made statements to the website of the Israeli newspaper Maariv asserting that Israel has the right to Egyptian land are completely false.  The Ambassador has never conducted an interview with Maariv and never made any of the reported statements.  We encourage journalists to call our press office (which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) to check the facts about U.S. Government policies, activities and statements before publishing stories about the United States.