The intial reply to Hezbollah was via the IAF destroying infrastructure to lessen the movement of arms. There was little infantry movement inside S. Lebanon. Lebanon was smacked down hard and this was reflected in the backlash of the people towards Nasrallah and Hezbollah. Now Nasrallah only boasts and he is afraid to upset the apple cart again. If you say that was a loss for israel then have fun with that thought.
Police disperse hundreds in brawl in Kafr Manda, northern Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel hosts Italian Air Force for joint training exercise