Daniel Taub visited Bradford city following George Galloway’s recent declaration of the city’s West constituency as an “Israel free zone”. The Bradford west member of parliament is reported to have made the declaration during a speech.
Galloway is championing for his constituency to be free from Israel’s tourists, academics, goods, and services. According to Telegraph & Argus, the country’s ambassador to Britain was in the region following his invitation by the Bradford community. Taub is scheduled to hold talks with local religious leaders, councilors, and other community groups.
Following his short visit, Daniel Taub has reportedly noticed a different attitude among the locals. He explained that the real voice of Bradford’s local residents is that of inclusion and not exclusion.
He further applauded the region’s cohesiveness regardless of their different faiths and backgrounds. Galloway’s comments are understood to have caused an uproar on various social media platforms and are currently under investigation by the British police.
While pointing out that region’s real conflict is between its past and future, Daniel Taub asked Galloway to join hands in creating a better future for the region instead of pulling it back to its past.
Visiting under tight security, the Israel ambassador explained that he believes in Bradford’s need for dialogue and that it’s the main purpose of his visit. He further explained to Telegraph & Argus that his visit to the region is a response to a call by the local community who has clearly shown that they don’t believe in exclusion. Read more: Daniel Taub | Wikipedia and Daniel Taub | Ideamench
In his final comments, Daniel Taub confirmed that he doesn’t believe in the MP’S voice to be that of the local residents. The ambassador clarified that Bradford and his country, Israel, have a long history of cooperation.
About Daniel Taub
Daniel Taub is a renowned international lawyer, writer, and diplomat. He was born and raised in Great Britain. Daniel attended Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys school before proceeding to University College in Oxford and London.
He later attended Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government before relocating to Israel in 1989.
Taub served as a combat medic and a reserve officer in the international law division of the Israel Defense Forces. In 1991, he joined the Israeli Foreign Ministry and served in various leadership positions. Between 2011 and 2015, he was the country’s ambassador to Britain.
Currently serving as the Director of Strategy and Planning at the Yad Hanadiv foundation, Taub was a key arbitrator in the Israeli-Palestine as well as Israeli-Syrian negotiations.