JERUSALEM, April 28 (UPI) — An Israeli board of inquiry says Israel’s prime minister was rash in going to war against Lebanon last summer.

The Winograd Commission concluded Ehud Olmert used "misguided and rash judgment," but stopped short of calling for his dismissal, The Times of London reported Saturday.

There is a widespread perception in Israel that the war was a failure, according to public opinion polls, which have given Olmert low approval ratings, the Times reported.

The conclusions of the Winograd report, which were leaked to the press, may reduce pressure on Olmert to resign, the newspaper said.

Last summer’s month-long conflict killed more than 1,200 Lebanese, mostly civilians, and more than 160 Israelis, mostly soldiers.