Daniel Taub, the Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom, recently visited the city Bradford for a stay after a controversial speech from Bradford’s West MP, George Galloway.
Galloway ranted that the city is and should always be an Israeli free zone to a crowd of party activists in Leeds, also declaring that Israelis of any nature “are not welcome” in Bradford. Galloway also stated that the Israel free zone included no tourists, goods or imports from that country and to be blacklisted from academics.
After receiving many invitations from within the Israeli community for ambassador Daniel Taub to make an appearance, Taub decided to hold a few meetings with the local councilors, religious leaders and other community representatives.
After the short visit to the city of Bradford, Taub summed up his initial thought of the city saying that, “the real voice of Bradford is not the voice of exclusion we hear from George Galloway but the voice of inclusion”.
The UK police are currently investigating MP Galloway over his recent hate speech that sparked outrage after it was posted online. Taub wants for all to try to build a better future for everyone within the region.
He hopes to teach the community so they can stop and reflect on what the real conflict is about, which is that of the past and future, not between the Sunni and Shia. In the past, an anti-Israeli Galloway had dropped out of a debate once after finding out that his opponent was an Israeli.
He unabashedly said, “I don’t debate with Israelis.” Taub reassures the people that George Galloway is not the voice or spokesperson for the city of Bradford and that the city’s history has seen such cooperation with Israel.
Daniel Taub was born and raised solely in the UK, he would then become an ambassador to the Court of St. James’s in 2011 after presenting his credentials to the queen.
He has been awarded a Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Honouree for his support of entrepreneurs and start-ups. He shares six children between the ages of eight and twenty-two with his wife, Zehava Taub.