As the Ambassador for Israel to the Court of St. James, Daniel Taub made a career out of finding peaceful resolutions in the face of severe adversity. Given the checkered pasts between the two nations, he has made significant progress since his inception. Recently, George Galloway, a staunch critic of Israel and its policies, went on record to make a series of controversial statements, many of which consisted of anti-Israeli views. George Galloway stated that the city of Bradford should be an “Israel-free zone,” prompting Daniel Taub to visit the city in order to monitor the climate more closely. Based on news released by Telegraph and Argus, Mr. Taub would also be using the visit in order to meet with faith leaders and councilors within the region to discuss the regions recent events.
Mr. Taub was actually invited to Bradford by local leaders in reaction to George Galloway’s statements suggesting that tourism, academics, and goods and services associated with Israel should be removed. Upon arriving and meeting with the local leaders, Mr. Taub left with the impression that the viewpoints of the masses living in Bradford were drastically different from those expressed by George Galloway. In a statement given to the Telegraph and Argus, Daniel Taub discussed his belief that the true voice of Bradford is one of inclusion, in stark contrast to the exclusionary perspectives presented by George Galloway. Mr. Taub also stressed the view that it is important for people of all backgrounds residing in Bradford to be able to work together, admonishing Mr. Galloway’s antisemitic tirades. The model that Mr. Taub publicly backed in regards to Bradford was one that he suggested was also important in his own region. When further addressing the statements of George Galloway, Mr. Taub expressed his belief that the root of the problem lied not between the Shia and Sunni groups, but between the past and the future of the region.
In Daniel Taub’s opinion, the statements conveyed by George Galloway are dangerous to the region in the fact that they could take cause a regression similar to previous years that were rife with bigotry. This is not the first time that George Galloway has been deemed a racist as he once refused to debate with an opponent upon learning that he was of Israeli heritage. Amongst George Galloway’s primary gripes with Israel are a list of off-the-wall accusations suggesting that the country is responsible for creating the unrest throughout Ukraine, while also providing Al-Qaeda with chemical weapons; a statement that he later declined despite the fact that it was recorded. Learn more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/personal-view/8833883/Gilad-Shalits-return-is-a-testament-to-Israels-love-of-life.html