I agree with Efraim Inbar that the key against Hezbollah lies in Damascus and that the Lebanese should be spared. But I'd be more careful as far as the means are concerned. He advocates attacking Damascus whereas Akiva Eldar meets exactly a thought that I had mentioned two weeks ago: That Bashar Al-Assad might by far not have the influence on Syrian politics that his father Hafez had, that he is "weak". His position should permit him more influence, though, and it is here where diplomatic efforts could be done. There are a few books about Bashar's presidency and there might also be analyses concerning the individual ethics of this relatively young president who was an ophtalmologist and came to his present position through the death of his elder brother.
Mexico: Death toll 27 after truck hits religious procession (AP)
from the article: Between Katzrin and Nahariya