The Israel ambassador to Britain made a statement by visiting Bradford city. It was a statement aimed at showing that he was committed to improving the relationships between the two countries.
The visit came after the MP of Bradford West, George Galloway, declared the city an Israel free zone. Information released by the Telegraph & Argus indicated that Daniel Taub visited the town after he received invitations from members of the community.
He used the opportunity to hold a series of meetings with the city councilors, religious leaders, and other community leaders. The invitations came after the controversial comments made by Galloway. In a statement, the MP said that the city should become free from Israeli academics, tourists, services, or goods from their country. Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://www.daniel-taub.co.il/ and https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/may/08/boycott-israelis-tuc-bigotry
According to Daniel Taub, his impression about Bradford city is one filled with different attitudes and opinions. It represented something opposite from the beliefs promoted by Galloway. While talking to the Telegraph, he said that the sense he felt from the short visit was one that exhibited no voice of exclusion as presented by Galloway.
Instead, the people were welcoming and had a voice of inclusion. Taub said that it’s an important model for people from different faiths and backgrounds to live and work together as brothers and sisters. On the other hand, adopting such a model in the region results in economic growth and positive social impact. Read more: Daniel Taub | Ideamench and Daniel Taub | Crunchbase
The British police are conducting an investigation on the MP over the speech. After its publication, it caused an outcry on all social media platforms. The statement referred Israel as illegal, barbarous, and a savage state. Therefore, he encouraged the people of Bradford to reject Israeli goods, academics, and shun Israeli tourists.
Daniel Taub sent a message through the Telegraph to the MP. He said that the real conflict was not between the Sunni and Shia but between the past and the future. Taub also added that political leaders should not work towards delivering the people to the past but steer them to the future.
Galloway has publicly declared his anti-Israel conspiracy theories. Daniel Taub visit to the city was arranged amid tight security. While addressing the Telegraph, he said he visited the city after the invitation from the community.
The invite sent a clear message to Galloway. His words didn’t represent the people of Bradford. Additionally, Taub said that he doesn’t believe that the voice of George Galloway is the voice of the people of Bradford city.