The Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Daniel Taub resigned after servicing his position for four consecutive years. The Israeli Embassy in England declared that during Daniel Taub’s tenure as an ambassador, there was a hike between the trades of Israel and the United Kingdom. As the trade doubled, so has the academics, cultural connections and business opportunities between the countries. This breakthrough came as quite a surprise and Sajid Javid, the British Secretary of State for Business, Innovations and Skills had declared that the trades accumulated between the two countries over the years entered a golden era, this was during a speech at the British Israeli Business Awards in 2015. There were more than 300 Israeli owned businesses that set up shop in the United Kingdom. The yearly bilateral trade between the U.K. and Israel has roughly increased to over $5.5 million.
Daniel Taub became an Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom during the year of 2011. He was born and raised in the U.K. and spent most of his diplomatic career being actively involved in situations regarding peace negotiations between Israeli-Palestinian and Israeli-Syrian conflicts. He stated in an exclusive interview with the Jewish Chronicle that he was deeply concerned about the academic atmosphere in certain U.K. campuses, he felt that those attending there with different viewpoints or just blatantly being “pro-Israeli” should be allowed to express their views without any opposition or intimidation. Mr. Taub’s concerns were raised after there was a widespread vote to boycott Israel that was initiated by one of England’s biggest student union. A total of 17 British student unions have endorsed this academic boycott of Israel, it was called the B.D.S. (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions).
Prior to becoming appointed as an ambassador, Daniel Taub served in the Israeli Defense Forces for a few years after moving to Israel back in 1989. His duties in the I.D.F. were to serve as a combat medic and their international law division’s reserve officer. Mr. Taub went to school at the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School locating in Elstree, Hertfordshire, England. He also attended the University College in Oxford, University College London (UCL) and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Daniel Taub currently serves as the director strategy and planning for Jerusalem’s Yad Hanadiv Foundation. He continually writes articles that share his opinions on issues relating to the Middle East and Israel, most of which appeared in many mainstream news sources. Learn more: http://israblog.nana10.co.il/blogread.asp?blog=864881