Al Jazeera Arabic: Washington Critical of President Abbas’ Remarks

Mercury’s Mananging Director Erin Pelton speaks to Al Jazeera Arabic’s Mahmoud El Hamalawy about the U.S. State Department’s objections to a speech by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abas at the United Nations where he called for a “firm timetable” for an Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian lands. Erin is the former Director of Communications and Spokesperson to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations under Ambassadors Susan E. Rice and Samantha Power.