Former Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom Daniel Taub was born in 1962 in Great Britain to a Jewish family. After extensive study at such prestigious academic institutions as Harvard University, University College Oxford and University College London, he moved with his family to Israel.
This move was predicated on his desire to raise his children in his people’s historic homeland. He has had a long and distinguished diplomatic career that has seen him return to his country of birth as Israel’s U.K. ambassador.
Daniel’s tenure in his ambassadorial role has seen great successes that include a doubling of trade between Israel and the United Kingdom. There have been difficult situations as well though.
Recent comments by a prominent U.K. MP prompted Daniel Taub to visit the city of Bradford. This was the topic of an article featured on The Algemeiner.
Controversial Comments from Bradford West MP George Galloway Bring Daniel Taub To the City:
West Bradford MP George Galloway created a huge stir when he made the comment that his constituency is an “Israel free zone.” Daniel Taub, in response to this, held a number of meetings in the city with various council members and faith leaders, along with several other groups. Read more: Daniel Taub | Crunchbase and Daniel Taub | Ideamench
Daniel made it a point to note that the impression he got when visiting Bradford was not at all consistent with the attitude expressed by George Galloway.
He doesn’t believe that Galloway’s attitude of exclusion is the real voice of the people of Bradford and noted that the city is actually “an important model of how people from all faiths and backgrounds can live and work and co-operate together.”
The British police are investigating further into Galloway’s statements after the remarks caused huge upheaval on numerous social media outlets. The comments from Galloway are in many ways not surprising.
The MP has a long and well-documented history of anti-Israel sentiment. He has been branded a racist by many, particularly after making the statement “I don’t debate with Israelis.” Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://www.hampsteadshul.org.uk/event/isaiah-berlin-lecture-2017-daniel-taub/ and http://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/the-aliyah-100-list/
At the end of the day, Daniel Taub feels that his trip to Bradford was welcomed by the citizens of the city. He insists that George Galloway does not represent the actual attitudes of Bradford and found the city to be inhabited by a tolerant and caring populace.