Hizbullah-affiliated Lebanese academic Sadek Al-Naboulsi said in a July 6, 2023 show that aired on Al-Jadeed TV (Lebanon) that the very existence of Israel is an act of war against Lebanon. He said that war with Israel can be the "best way" to change the equation and bring Lebanon out of its political crisis. Al-Naboulsi also said that Hizbullah and the resistance should not be ashamed to say that it wants to "change the balance of powers in Lebanon and in the region."
Sadek Al-Naboulsi: "The existence of Israel is an act of war against us. It is not Hizbullah that is instigating war. You spoke earlier about the firing of rockets, and so on. The very existence of Israel is an aggression against Lebanon.
"A war with Israel can deliver us from our crisis. Some people may ask how a war with Israel may bring us out of this crisis."
Interviewer: " This is what I wanted to ask."
Al-Naboulsi: "If despite the dialogue and the varies understandings and initiatives, we are unable to reach a formula for electing a president, war could turn out to be the best way to change the equation.
"War is essentially a political act that seeks to change the balance of power, right?"
Al-Naboulsi: "We want to change the current destructive and stagnant balance of power..."
Interviewer: "Inside Lebanon..."
Interviewer: "So we are supposed to go to war against Israel?"
Al-Naboulsi: "Yes, Hizbullah and the resistance want to change the balance of powers in Lebanon and in the region, and we should not be ashamed or afraid to say this."