Israel refrains from military parades not because "in its self-conception is the losing side (or worse: the sinner)" but because we want to project others and to inculcate in our children non-militaristic values. We value military service and bravery and heroism and self-sacrifice, but the first goal of our military might is to prevent wars. Winning them is the second choice.
Russia: U.S. plan to provide air cover for Syrian rebels undermines Damascus fight on ISIS (Reuters)
from the article: It is time to free ourselves of the false 'fiasco’ of the 1973 war