There is no question Israeli Ambassador Daniel Taub has a lot to be proud of when he reflects back on his four-year tenure representing Israel. This includes trade relations between the U.K. and Israel.
“The four years since Ambassador Taub took his post have seen Israel-U.K. trade double and a significant deepening of academic, business and cultural links between the two countries,” a statement by the Israeli Embassy reported.
Trade between these two countries is entering a “golden age”, according to British Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Sajid Javid. He told an enthusiastic crowd that over 300 Israeli businesses have set up shop in the United Kingdom during Ambassador’s Taub’s tenure.
Trade between these two nations is estimated at $5.5 billion even though Ambassador Taub was not born in Israel. The fact that he himself was born in the U.K. has worked in Israel’s favor and helped them become a serious trade partner for the country.
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Of course, when Ambassador Taub started his tenure one of his chief concerns was to change the toxic atmosphere many United Kingdom college campuses have against the nation of Israel.
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Even in the face of these long odds, Ambassador Taub continued to insist that every view, including those supportive of Israel, could be expressed in these colleges without “fear of intimidation.” By working to change the Anti-Israel culture on these campuses, Ambassador Taub was able to take the first step in improving relations between the two nations.
As you can see, Ambassador Taub is a world renowned expert in getting the most out of all of the countries he associates with. He always has a positive attitude and people are drawn to him in a major way.
The fact that trade has tripled during his tenure should tell you something about his acumen. The man is truly worth his salt and he has established himself as a huge asset to the Israeli community.