Israeli Ambassador, Daniel Taub, is leaving trade relations between Israel and the United Kingdom in a much more equitable and bountiful state than it was when he originally was assigned to the position 4 years ago; as it’s recently been announced that he’s resigning as the Israeli Ambassador of the UK.
Daniel Taub’s 4 year tenure as an Israeli Ambassador of the UK saw the trade between Israel and the UK double, creating a more established relationship strengthened through academics, businesses and a blend of both cultures. Deemed as the “golden era” by British Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Sajid Javid, when he was speaking at the British Israeli Business Awards, Israeli businesses in the UK have increased to more than 300 and the annual bilateral trade has risen to over $5.5 billion, according to the Israel-Britain Chamber of Commerce.
Experience on the job is unmeasurable, as Taub reflects on one particular key learning moment, where he traveled to Northern Ireland with a Palestinian comrad, serving as a peacemaker.
Another instance occurred in 2012, where Taub sensed tension and potential hostility brewing on college campuses throughout Britain, due to an impending boycott of Israel. Taub spoke out in attempt to calm the quarrels, hoping that, “that every view, including those supportive of Israel, can be expressed freely and without fear of intimidation.”
In 2014, Bradford representative to the parliament, George Galloway, proclaimed the city was an “Israel-free zone”. In response, Taub courageously visited Bradford, showing solidarity among British citizens who felt that Galloway’s comment was not true and morally unjust.
Taub was born in the UK and had been UK’s Israeli Ambassador since 2011. Learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHND3gIdJUI
Born in 1962, Daniel Taub is also known for being an Israeli diplomat, international lawyer and writer. Graduating from the University College in Oxford, the University College in London and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Daniel Taub has worked in several legal and diplomacy positions. Taub has served in the Israel Defense Forces(IDF) as a combat medic and reserve officer in their international law division, and for the Israeli Foreign Ministry in 1991. Currently, Daniel Taub is the Director of Strategy and Planning at the Yad Hanadiv foundation.