Daniel Taub brought the Golden Era to the United Kingdom and the sovereign people of Israel. The diplomat did so during his four-year tenure as the Israeli envoy to the Court of St. James. Questions arose about whether or not the ambassador would deliver in his mandate to represent Israeli interests in a foreign state where he was born and nurtured.
Ambassador Daniel Taub was born in Britain because his family was in exile, as had other many Israeli families during times of strife. However, the Jewish diplomat had kept his Israeli nationality and loyalty in spite of his distance from home.
The Israeli government appointed him to represent his people in the United Kingdom because he had lived there and understood the people of Britain. Read more: Daniel Taub | LinkedIn
The Golden Era describes the four years within which British and Israeli interaction became most productive. Within those four years, bilateral trade between the two sovereign states doubled.
By the fourth and final year of the Taub tenure, which characterized and caused the manifestation of the Golden Era, bilateral trade had reached an all-time high. The Israeli Embassy to Britain confirmed that they believed it was the ambassador’s efforts that got the two countries to make the record of seven billion dollars in bilateral trade.
The embassy also asserted that Daniel Taub had been integral in deliberations that led to the registration of over 300 Israeli businesses in the country as well as discussions that strengthened cultural and educational ties between the two countries.
Daniel Taub first foreshadowed his witty and constructive diplomatic side when he met her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. He humbled himself in her presence but he dressed in traditional Jewish regalia to assert that he had come to the Court of St. James to serve Israeli interests.
Ever since, he respectfully championed for the interests of Israel in Britain. He used the give-take approach which made his deliberations very successful. He would explain how every Israeli interest would serve the interests of Britain in the long run.
When pro-Israeli champions within British institutions of learning came under hostility after Britain’s biggest student body voted to adopt an Israeli boycott, Taub defended them. Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://www.everipedia.com/editor/dtaub/
He demanded of university administrators to shield them from any discrimination and harassment. He also visited Bradford in a seeming defiance after Bradford’s Member of Parliament declared the constituency an ‘Israel free zone.’
However, he explained that his visit was not a provocation but rather a response to numerous invitations by Jewish communities and friends of Israeli to the constituency. According to Taub, the people of Bradford were very receptive of Israel’s friendship unlike their representative had claimed.