One approach Israel could adopt is a public declaration of a 24-hour cessation of offensive actions in Lebanon starting tomorrow, with the exception of targeting imminent threats. These 24 hours will end precisely at 15:00 on Friday, coinciding with Nasrallah’s speech. If quiet from the Israeli side isn’t met with quiet from Hezbollah, a significant military response will commence at 15:00, the moment Nasrallah begins speaking.
This would keep Nasrallah on edge and might require him to adjust his prepared speech. Additionally, it would make it clear, both to Lebanon and the international community, that Hezbollah is responsible for Lebanon’s precarious situation. Israel can officially declare that the 24-hour pause isn’t a declaration of war, offering a genuine opportunity for dialogue with Nasrallah. If Israel needs to take offensive action after the 24 hours, it would be the first time it confronts Nasrallah during one of his speeches in his own currency.