According to a statement released by the Israeli embassy, Trade between the United Kingdom and Israel doubled during Daniel Taub’s four-year tenure. Sajid Javid, the British Secretary for State Innovation, Skills, and Business, announced to a British Israeli Business Awards audience that the total trade between Israel and the UK had entered a “golden era.”
More than 300 Israeli businesses have successfully set up operations in the United Kingdom. According to Britain-Israel Chamber of Commerce, the annual bilateral trade is more than $5.5 billion.
Daniel Taub was born in the UK and later became Israeli ambassador in 2011. He once traveled to Northern Ireland accompanied by his Palestine counterpart as a peace negotiator to learn from the state of affairs there.
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At some point during his tenure, he visited Bradford city after some controversial comments made by George Galloway, Bradford West MP. In a speech, the MP declared his constituency “Israel free zone” without tourists, goods, services or academics from that country.
The Telegraph & Argus reported that Daniel Taub was in the city following invitations from the community and would use his visit to hold meetings with faith leaders, councilors, and other groups.
About Daniel Taub
Daniel Taub is a renowned writer of British origin, international lawyer, and an Israeli diplomat. He served as Israel’s ambassador to the UK for four years between 2011 and 2015. Taub is the planning and strategy director in a Jerusalem-based foundation known as the Yad Hanadiv Foundation.
He attended the University College, London, Oxford, and later Harvard University. In 1989, Taub moved to Israel where he served in the Israel Defense Forces as a combat medic. After his Israel arrival, he served as the president’s speechwriter. In 1991, Taub joined the Israeli Foreign Ministry.
Daniel Taub has extensively participated in the Palestinian-Israeli peace process where he has helped negotiate many agreements. He also took part in the Israel-Syrian negotiations.
He was appointed the Court of St James’s ambassador in 2011. Besides serving as ambassador to the United Kingdom between 2013 and 2015, Taub became the first Israel ambassador to the London-based International Maritime Organization. Taub has six children and is married to Zehava.