Under Former Ambassador Daniel Taub, UK-Israeli Trade Doubled

Three years ago, Daniel Taub resigned as the Israeli ambassador. While he was the ambassador, trade between Israel and the United Kingdom doubled in a four-year period, which is how long Daniel Taub was the ambassador for. Not only that, but business, academic and cultural relations between the UK and Israel deepened.

 

Sajid Javid, a politician, at the time of Daniel Taub resigning, said that trade between Israel and the UK entered what he called a golden era. In fact, over 250 Israeli businesses operate in the UK, and bilateral trade (annually) is over $5 billion dollars.

 

Taub became the ambassador to Israel in 2011 and he was once a peace negotiator. While working as one, he went to Northern Ireland to learn more about what was going on there. He went to the area with his Palestinian counterpart.

 

In 2012, Taub was interviewed by the Jewish Chronicle and he spoke about the environment on some college atmospheres. This was long before the largest student union in England voted to boycott Israel. He warned that every view should freely be expressed, and this included views that were supportive of Israel. He said people should be able to express their views without feeling intimidated.

 

Two years after speaking in support of freedom of speech on campuses, Taub went to Bradford. He went there after George Galloway, Bradford’s representative in parliament, declared that the city was an Israel-free area.

 

The former ambassador is also a public speaker and a lecturer. Taub has been interviewed on leading TV series, such as Newsnight, Hardtalk, Sky News and CNN to name a few. While he was the ambassador, he appeared on BBC Persian service, which made him the first Israeli ambassador to do so.

 

He is a writer too. His articles have appeared in many publications, including The Daily Telegraph, The Times, the Huffington Post and The Guardian. Taub has also wrote a book called Parasha Diplomatit. It is a book that offers insights on texts in the bible. Not only that, but he created Hechatzer, which is a drama series that is set in an Hasidic sect. Learn more: http://www.embassymagazine.com/biog/biog_countries/biog_emb37_israel.html