“Sharon’s move seen as boost to peace plan”, assures the Miami Herald on the front page of its November 22, 2005 edition.

After losing the support of the majority of the political party he helped to found, the Likud, the Israeli Prime Minister has just called a general election, apart from resigning from this party and founding his own. Sharon, the former commander of a death squad responsible for the Sabra and Shaatila massacres, he favours an apartheid regime maintained through force and opposes Netanyahu, a supporter of Greater Israel.

The Prime Minister’s decisions were announced by his spokesman as a “challenge to peace” and this is the interpretation picked up by the Florida journal. However, the important thing is to know what this clash within the core of the Israeli extreme right may mean for equality and justice, fundamental conditions for a lasting peace.