The Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah Saturday defended his organization’s costly participation in the Syrian war on the side of Bashar Assad against critics at home. “For us, the Syrian war is a strategic concern,” he said. “If we don’t fight to win this war, the jihadists will prevail and kill us all in Syria and in Lebanon." As for Israel, he said, “I don’t want war, but if the Israelis do, Lebanon has enough trees for all their soldiers’ coffins.”