As Daniel Taub resigns as Israeli Ambassador to the UK, Israel has reasons to celebrate his tenure. The Israeli Embassy in the UK announced that the trade between Israel and the United Kingdom has grown twice as it was four years ago.
This statement not only highlighted the doubled Israel-UK trade, but also the strengthened business, cultural and academic connections between the two nations. While addressing an audience at the British Israeli Business Awards, Sajid Javid, the British Secretary of State for Business, said that trade between UK and Israel has entered a “golden era.”
Explaining further, Sajid posited that the Israeli-Britain Chamber of Commerce revealed that over 300 Israeli businesses had opened offices in the UK. The annual bilateral trade was also over $5.5 billion.
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In 2012, Israeli boycott adopted by a student union resulted in tension among Israeli students in Britain. Daniel Taub demanded campus administrators to allow freedom of expression even from those supporting Israel.
Daniel Taub is an Israeli diplomat, a revered author and an international lawyer with British roots. Taub serves as the director of strategy and planning at the Yad Hanadiv Foundation in Jerusalem. Daniel was born in the UK where he graduated from Harvard University, University College, London and University College, Oxford.
In 1989, he moved to Israel where he served in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) as a medic combat. Later, he served as a reserve officer in the international law division of IDF. Notably, Daniel Taub rendered his services for President Chaim Herzog as a speech writer.
He joined the Israeli Foreign ministry in 1991 where he has held various diplomatic, political and legal positions. Taub worked as the principal deputy legal advisor of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was the legal advisor to Israel’s endeavors to the UN in New York and Geneva. Read more: Daniel Taub | About and Daniel Taub – Crunchbase
In addition, Daniel Taub was actively involved in the peace process between Israel and Palestine where he assisted in negotiations. He also played a leading role during Israel-Syrian peace talks. His other involvements include spearheading the negotiations for Israel’s Red Cross Society, Magen David Adom, inclusion to the International Red Cross Movement and heading Israel’s observer delegation during Israel’s security barrier hearings at the International Court of Justice.
As a writer, Daniel Taub’s works on Israel and the Middle East have been featured on The Guardian, the Huffington Post and The Times. He holds the Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Honoree for helping start-ups and young entrepreneurs.