One of those observers was Mustafa Barghouti, who regretted that Obama didn’t get more of a feel of the reality facing Palestinians in their daily lives and didn't see the routine on-the-ground difficulties presented by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Born in Jerusalem and a resident of Ramallah, Barghouti is a member of the Palestinian Parliament and leader of the Palestinian National Initiative, a democratic and reformist alternative to the Palestinian Authority and Hamas.
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