Israel has been asking Syria to stop Hezbollah. But what incentive has Damascus to comply with Jerusalem's request as long as the Golan Heights remains in Israeli hands?
In order to achieve a change of direction, like the pretentious name of the military operation, there is a need for a different policy orientation. Israel cannot and does not need to cope alone with the Iranian threat from Lebanon.
Israel has pushed itself into a corner where the only choice remaining is between a unity government with Haniyeh and Abbas, and a Hamas movement led by Meshal-Ahmadinejad.
Israel has barred Palestinian property owners who fled during 1967 war from returning to territories.