Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) speaks at a news conference outside United Nations headquarters during a bipartisan meeting of congressmen and Jewish community leaders to voice opposition to ... more 
Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) speaks at a news conference outside United Nations headquarters during a bipartisan meeting of congressmen and Jewish community leaders to voice opposition to unilateral Palestinian statehood, Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, in New York. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas formally submitted a request for a separate state at the 66th U.N. General Assembly on Friday, Sept. 23. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By John Minchillo
Mon, Sep 26, 2011 1:02 PM EDT