Former Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Daniel Taub helped usher in a golden age of trade between Israel and the United Kingdom. In just four short years as UK ambassador, Daniel Taub helped double the amount of trade between the UK and Israel. He also helped foster academic, business and cultural ties between the two nations as well.
There are now more than 300 Israeli businesses with a presence in Great Britain, and Daniel Taub was no doubt instrumental in helping that happen.
The Israeli-Britain Chamber of Commerce estimates that the trade between the two nations is worth around $5.5 billion dollars annually. The British Secretary of State’s Office for Business, Innovation and Skills has an even higher estimate at $7 billion dollars worth of trade each year between Great Britain and Israel.
Daniel Taub was born and raised in the United Kingdom. He begun his appointment as UK ambassador in 2011 and left in 2015. Mr. Taub even managed to travel to Northern Ireland as a part of a team that was negotiating for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. Learn more about Daniel Taub: https://soundcloud.com/danieltaub and http://www.parashadiplomatit.com/
The hope was that both the Israelis and Palestinians could learn from the situation in Northern Ireland when it comes to peace and apply it back home in the Middle East.
Mr. Taub has also been known to be a strong supporter of him home country of Israel. In 2012, the Israeli ambassador to the UK expressed concern that anti-Israeli sentiment was gaining a foothold on college campuses. Read more: Daniel Taub – Crunchbase
He also expressed alarm that pro-Israel voices were being shut down in universities. This was expressed in an interview before one of the biggest student groups in the UK managed to pass a resolution that called for boycotting the nation of Israel.
Daniel Taub has also tackled antisemitism and anti-Israeli sentiment head on as well. In 2014, British parliamentarian and well known antisemite, George Galloway declared the city he represents as an Israeli free city.
Daniel Taub was not intimated by Galloway’s words and visited the city of Bradford to speak with community and faith leaders there.
In addition to serving as a diplomat, Daniel Taub is a writer and legal expert. He has written articles that have been published in media outlets such as the Huff Post, The Times of England and the Guardian.
Mr. Taub also helped write the script for an Israeli drama show called HeChatzer. The show attempts to debunk stereotypes of Israeli religious groups.=