An article on Algemeiner reported Daniel Taub, the Israeli ambassador to the U.K. bravely visited Bradford West MP, George Galloway. Why was it a brave move? The reason was that Galloway had declared the constituency an Israel free zone. He was already in the city because people there had invited him to come and meet with counselors and faith leaders. He found the people there didn’t agree with Galloway as whole-heartedly as the MP might think. Never one to run away from people who need him, Taub found the people in Bradford were willing to listen to both sides and were open to talking about peace with Israel. Learn more: http://www.everipedia.com/editor/dtaub/
Galloway has been anti-Israeli in the past leaving a debate refusing to engage with Israelis and publicly talking about his beliefs in conspiracy theories that paint Israel as the bad guys. Knowing this hostile man was present in Bradford and there were people there who followed him, Taub still went to visit the people there. Taub said the real conflict was between the past and the future and that was his message to Galloway, to look towards the future like he was.
Daniel Taub has long been passionate about peace and uniting the countries of Israel and the U.K. in trade and friendship. He was born in Great Britain and moved to Israel after graduating from University College in Oxford and Harvard University’s School of Government. He served in the Israel Defense Forces as both a reserve officer and combat medic. In 91 he worked for the Israeli Foreign Ministry. Over the years he participated in an Israeli-Palestinian peace process as a negotiator and worked as a speechwriter for President Chaim Herzog. He is an expert in international law and has held many other political and legal posts in the Israeli Foreign Ministry.
He held his position as Israeli Ambassador from 2011 to 2015. He was the first ambassador to be interviewed by the BBC Persian network and has been on CNN and Sky News among other programs. Now he works at Yad Hanadive Foundation in Jerusalem. He’s the Director of Strategy and Planning. He still writes often about Israel and publishes articles in the Huffington Post and The Times.