The Economist: Sharon Shakes Up Israel
For foreign policy wonks, this may be the biggest story of the day. It seems like one of those developments that everybody saw coming, but somewhat like a real natural phenomenon, it sent shockwaves anyway.
During Live From the Headlines on CNN this was compared to George W. Bush leaving the Republican Party. I think more apt comparisons would be figures like McCain or William F. Buckley leaving the GOP or, perhaps and even better one, Steve Jobs leaving Apple. So perhaps Ariel will return to Likud someday and lead a resurgence.
I wouldn't bet on it.