It is quite easy to figure out what Israel wants from this battle with Hezbollah. They want to be safe.
"We left Lebanon six years ago unilaterally and unconditionally and we were very happy to get out and never come back," he said. "We have no business or ambitions there. The only thing we want is to get Hezbollah out of southern Lebanon and live in security."
The US and worlwide media are confusing the issue more than necessary. The Israelis want to be safe and their government will do whatever they can to make that happen. The US media can sit back and judge all they want, but in the end- the Israeli government answers to the Israeli people. They do not answer to the UN, France or even Lebanon.