Israeli officials are urging an international coalition to address the threat posed by the Houthi Iranian proxy group on Red Sea shipping routes. President Isaac Herzog emphasized the need for a unified response to the escalating acts of terrorism and piracy in the region. Foreign Minister Eli Cohen called for aggressive action to protect maritime traffic. Recent incidents, including the targeting of commercial vessels and a US Navy destroyer’s interception of a Houthi drone, have heightened concerns about the safety of shipping lanes in the Red Sea. The Houthi group’s actions, including missile attacks on Israel and threats to shipping in the Bab al-Mandab Strait, further underscore the need for international intervention.