Israel desperately wants peace. Israel has begged and pleaded and sacrificed greatly for it.
Her enemies are not interested in peace at all, at least not the definition of peace we are familiar with. They want Israel. Until this destructive Arab mentality changes, and the Arab nations are willing to simply co-exist with the Jewish state, a constant state of hostilities will continue to oppress the people of the Mideast.
Israel did not, and does not, want this fight. But fight it will. If the Arab nations will not take care of their extreme elements, Israel will have to. Israel cannot live with a gun pointing at its head indefinitely. If the gun holder will not change his ways, then the gun has to be removed.
Israel must be allowed time to dismantle Hezbollah, since Lebanon will not or cannot. Hezbollah must be defanged. Anything short of that will only elongate this quagmire.