Daniel Taub is a former Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom (2011 – 2015). During this period the trade volume between Israeli and the UK doubled.
In a statement released by the Israeli Embassy, Ambassador Taub’s four-year tenure had seen trade between the two nations double as well as the deepening of cultural links, academic and business links in the two states.
Sajid David, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in Britain confirmed that the trade happening between the UK and Israeli was in its “golden era”. He spoke during the British Israeli Business Awards. This great network has seen more than 300 Israeli businesses setup shop in the United Kingdom. Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://www.daniel-taub.com/
The Israeli-Britain Chamber of Commerce has an annual bilateral trade that exceeds $5.5 billion. Javid predicted that this figure could be around $7 billion. Ambassador Taub, made a trip to the Northern Ireland, together with a Palestinian counterpart who was a peace negotiator like him. They made the trip mainly to see the situation down there for themselves.
Concern over the Atmosphere in College Campuses
Before the largest student union in Britain voted in favor of boycotting Israel, Taub was deeply concerned on the prevailing atmosphere in a number of college campuses. He revealed this during an interview he did in 2012 with the Jewish Chronicle.
Daniel Taub warned that college administrators should be on the lookout in order to ensure that all views including those that supported Israel could be expressed in a free manner without any intimidation whatsoever. In 2014, Daniel Taub visited Bradford in a defiant move after George Galloway, the city’s parliament representative had declared it an “Israel-free zone”.
About Daniel Taub
Ambassador Daniel Taub was born in 1962 in Great Britain. He received his higher education from the University College (Oxford), London’s University College as well as the Kennedy School of Government in Harvard University. He then relocated back to Israel in the year 1989 and offered his services to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as a reserve officer and combat medic.
In 1991, he commenced working for the Foreign Ministry of Israel and has being holding a number of diplomatic and legal posts for a number of years. In 2011, Daniel Taub was chosen to become the Israel Ambassador to the UK.
His appointment was met with a number of objections largely because the Foreign Ministry union viewed him as too young for the office. His colleagues praised his appointment terming it as a worthy and inspired choice.
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