Under resigning Israeli Ambassador Daniel Taub’s four-year tenure, the total trade conducted between Israel and the United Kingdom doubled. Taub’s resignation was confirmed by the Israeli Embassy situated in the UK.
During Taub’s four year leadership, the two countries have not only seen an increase in trade but also a deepened academic, cultural, and business relationship. This was instrumental in bringing the two nations closer and building strong ties that will continue into the future promising a mutually beneficial relationship.
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Sajid Javid, the British secretary of State who handles business and innovation, said that trade operations between the two countries were in their golden era. This was after 300 Israeli-based companies set up operational centers in the United Kingdom boosting annual bilateral trade to over $5.6 billion.
Daniel Taub gained national recognition after he defied George Galloway’s directive that declared Bradford City and its environs an Israel-free zone. His successor is not yet known.
Daniel Taub is the former ambassador to the United Kingdom from Israel. Despite being born in Britain in 1962, Taub strongly felt that he was primarily an Israeli. He was educated in the UK and the US in Oxford University College and Harvard University (Kennedy School of Government) respectively. Today he serves as the Yad Hanadiv Director of planning and strategy based in Jerusalem.
In 1989, Daniel Taub felt that he needed to move back to his home country. He migrated to Israel and joined its defense forces called IDF. He was selected to serve as a medic before he enrolled in the army’s international law division. While in the country, Taub was chosen to serve on President Chaim Herzog’s office as a speechwriter. He later joined Israel’s Foreign Affairs Ministry in 1991.
During his illustrious diplomatic career, Daniel Taub always represented Israel to the best of his abilities. He was adamant to forge lasting ties with other global nations that benefitted all parties involved. As an international law expert, Taub specialized in law sections touching on war and counter-terrorism. He once served as Israel’s legal advisor during the country’s United Nations’ missions in Geneva and New York.
Other notable diplomatic accomplishments include the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, heading Israel’s observer mission to the ICJ, negotiating the entry of Magen David Adom (the Israeli Red Cross Society) into the global Red Cross Movement, and representing Israel before the United Nation’s investigative committee convened to look at the Gaza flotilla incident.