Daniel Taub: The Israeli Ambassador Who Ensured the Prosperity of Community in the UK

Daniel Taub, the former Israeli diplomat in the U.K., is known for ensuring the prosperity of Jewish community in the U.K., during his term. He represented the political, social, and business interests of Israel and the Jewish community, efficiently. It should be noted that Taub was the Ambassador in the period of 2011-15. Read more: Daniel Taub | About and  Daniel Taub | LinkedIn

He took an active involvement into the various challenges faced by the Jewish community in the country. Daniel Taub challenged George Galloway, the Bradford West MP, for his controversial remarks and visited the city of Bradford to speak with various political and religious leaders, upon the request of the Jewish community in the city.

Per the news reports, Galloway declared his constituency as an Israel free zone and said no goods or services, academics, and tourists are allowed from the country. Galloway also asked the people of Bradford to reject Israel state. Interestingly, the British Police registered a case against the MP and started investigating over the speech.

It should be noted that the speech was posted online, and it created an outcry in the various social media platforms. Galloway reportedly spoke multiple times against the state of Israel and charged many baseless allegations, in the past.

Daniel Taub visited the city and confirmed that the people of Bradford are not entirely different from the perspective of Galloway. “According to me, the real voice of Bradford is inclusion and not exclusion,” Taub said after visiting the city. “It is a great example how people from various communities and faiths live together, harmoniously, and it is a great model for our country as well,” he further added.

Taub explained that the tensions in the Middle East was not actually a conflict between Shia and Sunni, or between right and left. But, it was a fight between the future and the past. Taub also requested people to look at the future instead of looking at the past.

He is also an international lawyer and written articles covering the Middle East in various newspapers, including the Huffington Post, The Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, and more. Daniel Taub also wrote a book named Parasha Diplomatit that featured his diplomatic experience, and insights and analysis on various issues. Taub started his career by serving Israel Defense Forces in 1989.

Later, he started working with Israeli Foreign Ministry. Interestingly, Taub was born in the U.K. and completed his education at Harvard University, the University College in Oxford, and the University College in Oxford.