Can Obama meet Netanyahu's challenge? Mustafa Barghouthi, Mustafa Barghouthi, a doctor and a member of the Palestinian parliament, was a candidate for president in 2005. He is secretary-general of the Palestinian National Initiative, a political party.
U.S., Israel share strategic goals Dore Gold, Dore Gold heads the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. He served as Israel's ambassador to the United Nations from 1997 to 1999, during Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's first term.