On the fifth anniversary of the 2006 war between Israel and the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah, the border remains calm as both sides worry about the scale of devastation a new war would bring.
While President Bashar al-Assad has maintained a defiant tone, his government has hinted at concessions. Unconvinced, protesters plan to demonstrate again today.
As regional efforts to mediate Lebanon's political standoff fail, Israelis nervously watch their border with Lebanon and wonder whether potential violence will spread to Israel.
Critics say the deal, which they see as lopsided, could embolden Hezbollah.
The two countries, after an eight-year hiatus, are talking about an Israeli withdrawal in exchange for peace.