...but they did not send in the SAS or bomb civilian appartment blocks. The difference is noticable. And eventually Terry Waite and others came home, harmed but not killed. We have yet to see if the current Israeli strategy returns home the (three in total) soldiers captured by Hamas and Hezbollah. International solidarity against violence and aggression has proven itself in the past and it can do again (1st Gulf War, WW2, Kosovo, etc) but unilateral aggression and infringement of soveriegn rights (Lebanon, Turkey-Cyprus, Tibet, and to a lesser extent 2nd Gulf War) isolates the perpetrator as someone to be distrusted, and deserving retribution. Would you justify the Chinese invasion of Tibet as it was designed to weaken the anti-communist ideology of Buddhism as much as One China? The good (or those who wish to be seen as good) will always protect the innocent whoever they are, Israeli or Arab - so in answer, yes a properly mandated international POLICE force would defend Israel.
Woman moderately wounded by firebomb thrown at her car in north J'lem (Haaretz)
from the article: Analysis / The alternative to Hezbollah may be occupation