Taken Question
Philip J. Crowley
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
January 13, 2010

Question: What is the United States’ reaction to Israel’s recent announcement that it is building a security barrier along its border with Egypt?

Answer: Israel has a right to defend itself and to monitor and protect its borders. Israel is solely responsible for security and law enforcement on the Israeli side of the border.

PRN: 2010/041