After British MP, George Galloway declared the city of Bradford as an “Israel free zone” among other very controversial statements during a speech, the Israel ambassador to Britain, Daniel Taub decided to pay a visit to the city to address the issues. There were so many pleas and invitations for the Israeli ambassador to come and set things straight within their community. During the visit, Daniel Taub will partake in many meetings with the community’s councilors, faith leaders and other significant groups. For safety precautions, his arranged visit was accompanied by very tight security.
Upon first notice, Daniel Taub realized that Bradford as a whole, was a city marked with mixed attitudes and emotions about the recent controversial event. George Galloway’s ramblings that Israeli goods and services, Israeli academics entering colleges and schools and their tourism were unwanted in the city. Even during his short time there, he felt that the real voice of Bradford was not from what he had heard from the mouth of George Galloway, the people there were actually very inclusive towards other groups. This was great news to hear for the Iraeli ambassador, he is of course an advocate for people of all faiths and backgrounds to “live, work and cooperate together.”
Daniel Taub was born in 1962 and raised in the United Kingdom. He has been the Israeli ambassador for Britain for four consecutive years, he resigned from the position in 2015. Before his tenure as ambassador, Taub served in the Israel Defense Forces as a combat medic as well as the IDF’s international law division’s reserve officer in 1989. During the year of 1991, Daniel Taub worked for the Israeli Foreign Ministry. He is an expert in his field regarding the intricacies of international law, counter-terrorism and the laws of war. He graduated from University College in Oxford, University College, London and the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. During January 2013, he won the UK’s Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Honouree award for his non-profit support of young entrepreneurs and startups. Daniel Taub is currently married and shares six children with his wife, Zehava Taub. Learn more: https://soundcloud.com/danieltaub