Houthi Threat

Netanyahu Spoke with the Indian Prime Minister About the Houthi Threat

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The two discussed the importance of securing freedom of navigation in the Red Sea - this in the shadow of the threat of the Houthis and the establishment of the international coalition that will operate in the region.

Archive (Photo: Avi Ohayon/GPO)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke today (Tuesday) with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During the conversation Netanyahu thanked Modi for India's support of Israel's war against Hamas in Gaza. In addition, the two discussed promoting the bringing of foreign workers from India to the State of Israel.

According to a statement from the Prime Minister's Office, "the two leaders discussed the importance of securing freedom of navigation in the Bab-el-Mandeb Straits, which is threatened by the Houthi aggression initiated by Iran, and the global interest in preventing harm to the international economy and trade as well as to the economies of India and Israel. The Prime Minister of India noted that freedom of sailing is an essential global need that must be guaranteed."

As a reminder, last night US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced the establishment of a global force against the Houthi threat that will ensure freedom of movement in the Red Sea. The new force will include the United Kingdom, Bahrain, Canada, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Seychelles and Spain, to jointly face the security challenges in the southern Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, with the aim of ensuring freedom of movement for all countries and strengthening regional security and prosperity.

In a statement he published, it was stated that "the latest escalation in the reckless Houthi attacks threatens the free flow of commerce, endangers innocent seafarers and violates international law. The Red Sea is a critical waterway that is essential to freedom of navigation and a major commercial corridor that facilitates international trade. Countries that strive to maintain the basic principle of freedom of navigation must unite to face the challenge.

"This is an international challenge that requires collective action," Austin said. "Accordingly, I am announcing today the establishment of a major multinational security initiative under the umbrella of the Combined Maritime Forces and its leadership of Task Force 153, focused on security in the Red Sea."

0 Comments

Do not send comments that include inflammatory words, defamation, and content that exceeds the limit of good taste.

"The Day After" 

Ben Gvir on Gallant: "He ignores all of us" 

After the storm surrounding the defense minister's statement, a sharp confrontation broke out in the cabinet meeting with Ben Gvir saying that Gallant is "ignoring the majority." 

Liran Vainshtain, JFeed Staff | 18.05.24

Israel-Gaza War, Northern Front

Watch: IDF strikes Hezbollah infrastructure

The IDF struck a chain of compounds used by Hezbollah's Aeriel Defense Array against Israeli aircraft in southern Lebanon.

Avi Woolf | 17.05.24

Polls, Elections

New Poll: Netanyahu bouncing back

A new poll by Maariv shows the Netanyahu coalition one seat from 50, with Gantz's camp around 66.

Avi Woolf | 17.05.24

Israel-Gaza War

Watch: Air Force strikes targets in Gaza Strip

The Air Force struck some 60 targets in the Gaza Strip, including weapons warehouses, terrorist squads, and various terrorist infrastructures.

Avi Woolf | 17.05.24

Israel-Gaza War

Watch: 7th Brigade launches offensive in Jabaliya

During under a week of operations, the IDF has eliminated over 60 terrorists and destroyed a large weapons warehouse containing multiple rockets.

Avi Woolf | 17.05.24

Humanitarian Aid

Smotrich reveals: Goods entered Gaza contrary to the cabinet's decision

Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich is demanding a clarification from the Prime Minister and the war cabinet about the resumption of trade between PA-controlled territories and Gaza contrary to the cabinet's decision.

JFeed Staff | 16.05.24

Israel-Turkey

Israel's payback: 100% customs tax on products from Turkey

Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich is pushing for tariffs on imports from Turkey in response to Erdogan's dramatic measures against Israel.

Yehuda Klein, JFeed Staff | 16.05.24

US-Israel Relations

Report: Delayed weapons shipment has landed in Israel

After the extensive crisis between Israel and the US, it was reported that the arms shipment that was delayed by US President Biden has now landed in Israel.

JFeed Staff | 16.05.24

Israel-Gaza War, Hostages

IDF Spokesperson: Two Thai hostages were murdered in Gaza

IDF Spokesperson Daniel Hagari also addressed the serious incident in Jebaliya, in which soldiers were killed by friendly fire, saying "we will learn the lessons."

Liran Vainshtain, Uriel Beeri, JFeed Staff | 16.05.24

Polls, Elections

Channel 12 Poll: Israelis equally split on "day after" for Gaza

Benny Gantz's State Party declines to under 30 seats, and Netanyahu's camp is now at 50 seats, 14 less than his current coalition.

Avi Woolf | 16.05.24

Israel-Gaza War, Shipping

gCaptain: Red Sea Houthi blockade leaves companies shipping between Europe and Asia short of ships

The need to avoid the Red Sea and go around the African continent has greatly increased the number of ships needed - more than companies currently have.

Avi Woolf | 16.05.24

Israel-Gaza War, Humanitarian Aid

Tzav Tesha protest movement says it's not done yet

The movement, which disrupts or tries to block aid going into Gaza while there are still hostages, says it intends to keep going: "The nation has awoken and is unwilling to supply goodies to Nukhba terrorists at the expense of our hero fighters."

JFeed Staff | 16.05.24