The PA reports that Obama called Abbas today to tell him how important it is to help the Palestinians. Obama also told Abbas that he was the first foreign leader the new president has called, and so underlined how important it is to advance the cause of the Palestinians.
He called Abbas, then Olmert, then King Abdullah (Jordan) and Hosni Mubarak. The Jordanians and Egyptians are telling him to embrace the Saudi plan for Israel's removal to the 49 armistice lines and free immigration of "refugees" to Israel.
Yes, YOU READ THAT RIGHT. Obama called Abbas, first thing in the morning at 8am. Then he called Olmert, Mubarak and Abdullah - in that order. Obama told Abbas that he purposely called him first because the new president wanted Abbas to be the first foreign leader that he spoke with. (hat tip Israeli momma)
We are in for a world of shiite.