Daniel Taub is the former ambassador of Israel to Britain. He visited Bradford city, ignoring a controversial comment by George Galloway, Bradford West MP. Galloway said the constituency was an ‘Israel free zone.’
Although the visit was seen as a provocative gesture, Taub explained that he was invited. The purpose of his visit was to hold several meetings with faith leaders and councilors in the city.
The invitation was prompted by Galloway`s comment. The MP believed Bradford should not receive goods and services, tourists and academics from Israel. According to Taub the residents had different attitudes to Galloway`s prompt.
In his reply to Telegraph & Argus, Taub said his short visit was fruitful. He realized the voice of inclusion was the true voice of the city. The residents resisted the voice of exclusion that Galloway was preaching.
He was happy to know how people from different backgrounds and faith can co-operate, work and live together. The action of Bradford`s residents is a model to many regions in the country.
British police started an investigation against George Galloway over his speech. The video that was posted online raised an outcry by social media users. Apart from rejecting Israel`s academics and tourists, Galloway called the nation an illegal, savage and barbarous state. Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://www.daniel-taub.com/ and http://www.daniel-taub.co.il/
In his message to Galloway, Daniel Taub pointed out that Bradford residents are fighting a war between the future and the past. The conflict is not between the Shia and the Sunni, or the right and the left. Taub advised people to join the revolutionists in making a better future. They should avoid being part of Galloway`s ideologies that draw them to the past.
About George Galloway
Galloway has a history of being an anti-Israel bigotry. At one point, he stormed out of a debate because his opponent was an Israeli. People branded him a racist because of his actions. George has also aired conspiracy theories pertaining Israel.
He argued that the Jewish nation had supplied Al-Qaeda with chemical weapons. In the same statement, he said Israel was planning unrest in Ukraine. Although he was recorded while making the comments, Galloway denied the allegations.
About Daniel Taub
Daniel Taub served as Israel`s Ambassador to the UK from 2011 to 2015. He was born in Great Britain in 1962. He is a British writer, an Israeli diplomat and an International lawyer. Taub was educated at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, University College in London and University College in Oxford
Daniel Taub migrated to Israel in 1989. He worked as a reserve officer in international law and a combat medic in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). In 1991, Taub started working for Israeli Foreign Ministry, where he held numerous diplomatic and legal posts.