Sadly, Israel turned out to be the big loser. The policy was to never allow a hostile military of major proportions arise on its borders. Another policy was to never entrust others, e.g. UNFIL, with you defense. Israel violated both and is unable to disarm the threat. Major blunder. Odds of an eventual war are high. Then the question becomes, if war is inevitable, when is the best time to have it? Hint: When your adversary is weak, versus waiting for him to get stronger.
Either way, this story will not likely have a happy ending.
Apologies to readers for the raising the sad reality.