An article on the Algemeiner recapped the affect former Israeli ambassador Daniel Taub had on trade before his resignation in 2015. He held the position for four years and can boast during his time as ambassador trade increased greatly between the U.K. and Israel. There have been over three hundred businesses operating in Israel that have been able to also set up in the U.K. because of his efforts in office. He was also able to deepen the business and cultural connections between the U.K. and Israel which greatly improved relations throughout both countries. Learn more: http://about.me/dtaub
Daniel Taub was born in Great Britain and went to University in Oxford. He moved to Israel after college and spent time as a reserve officer and combat medic in the IDF. From 2011 to 2015 he served as the Israeli Ambassador. He has a passion for peace and helped negotiate during the Israeli and Palestinian peace process. He also bravely visited Bradford in 2014 after parliament said it was an Israel free zone. Daniel Taub is also an expert in international law and served as an advisor to Israel’s missions in New York towards the United Nations. In 2012 he wisely predicted the intolerant nature of some of Britain’s college campuses. a few years later the largest student union voted to boycott Israel. Taub had warned college administrators to make sure their campuses supported freedom of supporting Israel without ridicule.
Savid Javid, the British Secretary of State for Business, Innovation, and Skills said that the countries entered a golden era during the time he was in office. He stated the annual trade between the two sides brought in close to seven million.
During his time in office Taub was nominated for a Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award. He was the first ambassador interviewed on the BBC Persian network. He had also interviewed several times on CNN and Sky News among many other television programs. He continues to keep in the public eye by writing articles for The Times, The Guardian, and other wide spread publications. Daniel Taub is now the director of strategy and planning in Jerusalem at the Yad Hanadive Foundation. The foundation is responsible for granting prizes to doctoral students who want to study outside the country and building a new National Library among other projects.