During the four-year tenure of the outgoing Israel ambassador to the United Kingdom, Daniel Taub, trade between the two countries has doubled.
After the assumption of office, Daniel undertook numerous strategies to foster the deepening of business, cultural and academic relations between the U.K. and Israel.
According to Sajid Javid, British Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, the total trade between these two countries has reached a “golden era.” Read more: Daniel Taub – Crunchbase
Notably, more than 300 enterprises have initiated operations in the U.K. as per the Israel-Britain Chamber of Commerce. Moreover, the annual bilateral trade is more than $5.5 billion. Daniel Taub, born in the United Kingdom, assumed the office of the Israeli ambassador in 2011.
Daniel Taub has been a peace negotiator, and once traveled with his Palestinian counterparts to Northern Ireland to learn from the state of things there.
Moreover, many years before the notably hugest student union voted in favor of adopting a boycott of Israel, Daniel Taub, during an interview with the Jewish Chronicle in 2012 posited that he had concerns regarding the atmosphere on some campuses.
He additionally warned administrators to ensure that every rational view, including those supporting Israel, can be freely expressed without fear of intimidation. Noticeably in 2014, Daniel Taub visited Bradford just after George Galloway, the city’s representative to the parliament, declared the area an “Israel-free zone.”
Daniel Taub is a renowned Israeli international lawyer, diplomat, and writer who traces his roots from Britain. Taub served as the Israeli’s ambassador to the United Kingdom since 2011.In addition, he serves at the Yad Hanadiv (Rothschild) Foundation in Jerusalem as the director of strategy and planning.
Born and raised in the U.K., Daniel Taub attended secondary school in Britain and later proceeded to the University College, London, University College, Oxford as well as Harvard University.
He then, in 1989, moved to Israel to serve the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) as a combat medic. Subsequently, Taub served at the international law division of the IDF as a reserve officer.
On his arrival in Israel, Daniel Taub worked as a speech writer to Chaim Herzog, then President. Notably, he has served in various legal, diplomatic and political positions in the Israeli Foreign Ministry. Taub is an international law expert with a specialty in the laws of war and counter-terrorism.
In January 2013, he was profoundly awarded the Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Honoree for his support to young entrepreneurs and start-ups.
Daniel Taub frequently writes on the Middle East and Israel. Some of his articles have been featured in the Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Times, and The Daily Telegraph.
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