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Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Change Has Come
The first person Obama called as the leader of the free world is Mahmood Abbas, the leader of the Palestinian people and promised to work toward a "durable peace." He called him hours after taking the oath of office and told him he was the first person he called as the American President.
Obama said: "This is my first phone call to a foreign leader and I'm making it only hours after I took office, according to Abbas' assistant.