September 23, 2011

Gillibrand Opposes Palestinian’s Unilateral Bid For Statehood Through The UN

Gillibrand: “Deeply Disappointed” by Abbas UN Speech

New York, NY – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) released the following statement today after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas spoke at the United Nations and officially submitted an application for a unilateral bid for statehood:

“I am deeply disappointed in Palestinian President Abbas’ actions today. The Palestinians’ unilateral bid for statehood through the United Nations is a harmful distraction from achieving true peace and stability between Israel and Palestine. The only credible path for a two-state solution is through the negotiating table. The United States has made clear to the Palestinians and to others around the world that we stand with our ally Israel at this time of grave risk and insecurity.”