There was quick backlash over a controversial speech that Bradford West’s MP, George Galloway made during a meeting.
Galloway declared that Bradford West shall be an “Israeli free zone” and seemingly spoke on behalf of the city that they didn’t want any Israeli goods, services, or Israeli academics coming to their university or college. The community of Bradford wants to let the world know that George Galloway does not represent them or what their city is about.
After a series of requests and invitations from the citizens of Bradford West, Israel’s ambassador to Britain, Daniel Taub complied and respectively took action. Daniel Taub held a few meetings with the city’s councilors and faith leaders regarding this recent incident. His visit to the city was accompanied with very tight security and Daniel Taub was adamant to disprove of Galloway as a voice of Bradford.
Galloway is known to have a history of unabashed bigotry towards the Israelis, he stormed out of a debate held at Oxford University once he had learned his opponent was an Israeli. The British police launched an investigation against George Galloway after a video of his speech was posted on various social media sites.
Daniel Taub was born and raised in the United Kingdom, he was awarded as an ambassador in 2011 to the Court of St. James’s after he presented all of his credentials to the queen.
Taub enrolled in secondary school at the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School in Elstree, Hertfordshire, he later attended and studied at the University College at Oxford, London University and Harvard University.
Daniel Taub moved to Israel back in 1989 to serve as a combat medic in the Israeli Defense Forces. During his time of active duties, he also served as a reserve officer for the IDF’s international law division.
As a supporter of peace between Israeli and Palestinians, Daniel Taub helped to negotiate the majority of agreements between the two opposing sides during his years as Israeli’s ambassador to Britain. He also became Israeli’s first ambassador to the International Maritime Organization based in London, England in 2013. Taub and his wife Zehava share six children between the ages of eight and twenty-two.
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