During the four years that Mr. Daniel Taub spent as the Israel Ambassador to the U.K, trade between the two states doubled. This was announced by the Israel Embassy so days before the former diplomat resigned. A statement released by the Embassy indicated that not only did the trade doubled but also the cultural, business and academic links deepened significantly.
During the British Israel Business awards held just before Mr. Taub’s resignation, the British secretary of state for Business, Innovation, and skills Sajid Javid noted that trade between Israel and the U.K. had reached a golden era.
When interviewed by the Jewish Chronicle in 2012, Daniel Taub expressed his concern about the atmosphere in some universities and colleges. He advised the administrators to let everyone whether supportive or against Israel to express himself or herself freely without fear and intimidation.
This was long before the largest students’ body in Britain voted to adopt a boycott of Israel.
Daniel Taub visited the City of Bradford in 2014 after the Bradford M.P George Galloway declared the area an Israel free zone. It meant that the city would not welcome goods and services, tourists and also academics from Israel. Learn more about Daniel Taub: https://twitter.com/danieltaub5 and https://www.bloomberg.com/authors/AC5IR9iOgJI/daniel-taub
Galloway had referred Israel to as a barbarous, illegal and savage state. Mr. Galloway was known to be a racist and also anti-Israel. Mr. Daniel Taub’s visit to Bradford was arranged under tight security because and noted that it was an invitation to the people of Bradford.
Daniel Taub time as the Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom was one of its kind. In his time in the office, the trade deals between Israel and the United Kingdom doubled. This was never witnessed before.
Born in 1962 in Britain, Daniel Taub studied at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, University school in London and University College in Oxford.
In 1989, he moved to Israel where he served a combat medic in the Israel Defense Forces and also a reserve officer in the Israel Defense Forces. He joined the Israel Foreign ministry in 1991 and also served as a speechwriter for President Chaim Herzog.
Daniel played a great role in brokering peace between Israel and Palestine and also was a member of Israel-Syria negotiation team. He was appointed as the Israel Ambassador to the U.K. between 2011 and 2015.He is currently the Director of Strategy and Planning of the Yad Hanadiv Foundation in Israel.