Ambassador Daniel Taub Improved British Israeli Trade and Met Anti-Semitism Head on in Bradford

In June of 2015 Sajid Javid the then British Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills spoke during the British Israeli Business Awards. During his address, he described Daniel Taub’s time as the Isreali Ambassador to Britain as a “golden era” of British Isreali trade.

The Israel-Britain Chamber of Commerce placed the value of trade between Isreal and Britain at $5.5 billion annually. Secretary Javid put that figure at nearer $7 billion. In addition, the number of Isreali businesses opening offices in Britain reached 300. Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://www.daniel-taub.com/ and http://www.behance.net/danieltaub

Now former Ambassador Taub’s accomplishments in Britain were not limited to trade. Academic and cultural connections between Isreal and Britain became stronger. He also acted as an envoy to Northern Ireland.

A British citizen by birth Daniel Taub assumed the role of Isreal’s top diplomat to the Court of Saint James’s in 2011. An Orthodox Jew he immigrated to Isreal in 1989.

In August of 2014 anti-Semitism on British College Campuses came to the fore. The country’s largest student union decided to boycott Isreal. The vote called for a boycott of and abolishing ties with Isreal. The resolution cleared the way for anti-Isreali activities on college campuses.

In a similar move, the city of Bradford was declared an “Isreal-free zone” by that city’s Representative to Parliament George Galloway. It was Galloway’s intent that anything Isreali whether it is products or people would be banned from Bradford. This was three years into Daniel Taub’s ambassadorship. Galloway’s actions were in response to Isreali military operations in the Gaza Strip. Read more: Daniel Taub | Ideamench and Daniel Taub | LinkedIn

Some citizens of Bradford responded by inviting Ambassador Taub to visit Bradford. While in Bradford elected officials, religious leaders, and members of community groups held meetings with Daniel Taub who renounced George Galloway, but not the people of Bradford.

An expert in International Law Daniel Taub holds degrees from both Oxford and Harvard Universities. He started out as a combat medic with the Isreali Defense Force. He would later become a reserve officer with the IDF.

Daniel Taub the writer wrote speeches for former Isreali President Chaim Herzog. He writes commentary on the daily Torah readings that blend humor, political insight, and quotes from Isreali leaders.

Taub is also a screenwriter for a TV series. “HeChatzer” is a drama that takes place in an ultra-orthodox Hasidic community. The show’s purpose is to create an accurate picture of the relationship between the secular and religious world in Isreal.