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Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the State of Israel (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)/Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Netanyahu Blasts UN As ‘House Of Lies,’ Implores Abbas To Drop Application, Resume Talks

There was a dramatic and defiant move at the United Nations on Friday. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas sidestepped two decades of failed negotiations and surged ahead with demands for Palestinian statehood.

09/23/2011

Protesters object to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's appearance at the UN General Assembly on Sept. 22, 2011. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Ho Hum: Ahmadinejad Offers Usual Fire And Brimstone Anti-U.S. Rant At UN

Ahmadinejad launched a wide-ranging attack on the United States, suggesting in his remarks that our nation used the 9/11 attacks as a pretext for invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq.

09/22/2011

Ahmadinejad protest at Warwick Hotel

Protesters Let Warwick Hotel Have It For Choosing To Host Ahmadinejad

CBS 2 got a camera through the X-ray machine the Secret Service set up outside the Warwick, where an entourage of Iranians could be seen milling around all day eating lunches provided by a local kebab joint.

09/22/2011

(credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Abbas Backs Down, Won’t Call For Immediate Vote On Palestinian Statehood

President Obama said in public what he is also saying in private — that a Palestinian state can only be achieved by the Israelis and Palestinians going to the bargaining table and tackling the hard questions that face them.

09/21/2011

The site of a proposed mosque is seen in New York, NY - May 25, 2010 - Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Photo Exhibit Opens At Planned Islamic Center Site Near Ground Zero

Organizers of an Islamic community center and mosque near Ground Zero will hold its first event Wednesday evening.

09/21/2011

Flags of Israel, Palestine and U.S.

Israel Floats ‘Interim Solution’ Proposal At UN To Stem Palestinian Statehood Tension

The Israeli proposal would allow the Palestinians to establish a state within existing borders in Gaza and the West Bank and deal with all the tough stuff later.

09/20/2011

President Obama (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) ; Gov. Perry (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images))

Presidential Hopeful Perry Unleashes All-Out Assault On Obama’s Israel Policies

The United Nations confrontation over Palestinian statehood became a major issue in the U.S. presidential race on Tuesday. Leading GOP contender Rick Perry accused President Barack Obama of appeasing terrorists and betraying Israel.

09/20/2011

Protesters in the Wall Street area - New York, NY - Sep 19, 2011 (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Day Of Rage: Protesters Clog Wall Street Looking To Affect Change

If the traffic trouble from the United Nations General Assembly wasn’t enough for you, add a protest on Wall Street.

09/19/2011

The United Nations complex is seen on the East Side - New York, NY - Apr 16, 2008 - Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

UN General Assembly Means Frozen Zones, Traffic Headaches

With most of the world’s leaders in town for the annual gathering, security is ramped up. That means frozen zones, escort convoys and more.

09/19/2011

The United Nations (file/credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

New Yorkers Brace For Traffic Headaches From UN General Assembly

New Yorkers will have to deal with blocked streets and security sweeps as they try to get around the area near the U.N.

09/18/2011

Warwick Hotel - New York, NY - Sep 16, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Controversy Comes To NYC Ahead Of UN General Assembly

Two days out, the Assembly is already drawing world leaders and international criticism to New York. Among the world leaders gathering is the always controversial Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and the hotel where he’ll stay is under fire for hosting him,

09/16/2011

Maira Garcia (R) and Maria Vargas hold hands while waiting on line to get married at the Brooklyn City Clerk's office on July 24, 2011 in New York City. Today was the first day gay couples were allowed to legally marry in New York state. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Demonstrators Hold Rallies To Call For Same-Sex Marriage Referendum

By far the largest group marched to the United Nations to demand that all New Yorkers, all 20 million residents, not just the 212 members of the legislature, be given a say on whether same sex marriage should be legal.

07/24/2011

American Flag and Iranian Flag (credit: AP)

Manhattan DA: US Banks Duped By Iranian Shipping Company

Prosecutors say an Iranian government-owned shipping company used corporate aliases to evade U.S. economic sanctions and to con American banks into processing $60 million in banned transactions.

06/20/2011

Chase ATM (credit: AP)

Prosecutors: 4 Charged With ATM Key Pad Scam In NYC

Federal prosecutors said the defendants replaced the ATM key pads at Chase branches in Midtown, Chelsea and across from the United Nations.

06/07/2011

Diplomat license plate

Local Lawmakers Push To End ‘Free Parking’ For Diplomats In NYC

A group of local lawmakers are pushing to eliminate diplomatic immunity for parking, instead moving to get foreign representatives to pay for their tickets. It’s a multimillion-dollar problem, as some say the diplomats are getting a free ride.

05/12/2011

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