November 30, 2023

President Isaac Herzog post on Tuesday evening condemned the Iran-backed Houthi militia’s seizure of a merchant ship in international waters. The ship was captured on November 19, and the crew members were from various nationalities. The United States also denounced the seizure and demanded the immediate release of the vessel and its crew. Herzog called it a “further proof” of Iran’s threat to the world and emphasized that the international community must take action. He also highlighted that the regime in Tehran is a “clear and present danger to all of us.” The article also mentioned that no Israelis were onboard the seized ship.