Daniel Taub Israeli Ambassador to London

Daniel Taub was born in Great Britain in 1962 and moved to Israel in 1989. He attended Oxford University College in London and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He is currently the Director of Strategy and Planning of the Yad Hanidiv Foundation.

Upon his arrival in Israel, he worked for President Chaim Herzog as a speechwriter. Mr. Taub served in the Israel Defense Forces as a reserve officer in their international law division and a combat medic. He later stated to work for the Israeli Foreign Ministry in 1991and has held many diplomatic and legal positions.

He served as the Ambassador of Israel to the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2015. Once as a peace negotiator, he traveled to Northern Ireland with his Palestinian counterparts to observe and learn from the situation there. He was also part of the Israel-Syrian negotiations, and he headed the observer delegation of Israel to the International Court of Justice proceedings on Israel’s security barriers. Read more: Daniel Taub | Wikipedia and Daniel Taub – Crunchbase

He also represented Israel before the United Nations investigation committee about the Gaza convoy incident. He fought for the reentry of Israel’s Red Cross Society into the International Red Cross Society after a 70 year seclusion.

In 2012, Daniel Taub stated during an interview that he was alarmed about the mood of some campuses and colleges. He advised the administration to make sure that there is freedom of expression in campuses including views and comments about Israel.

In 2014, Daniel Taub visited the city of Bradford after the parliament representative declared it an Israel-free zone. In addition to serving as an ambassador for the UK, he was also the first Israeli ambassador to the International Maritime Authority situated in London. He was also appointed as the Ambassador to the Court of St. James in 2011.

During Daniel Taub’s ambassadorship, the trade between the two countries doubled, and there was a significant improvement in the cultural and academic relationship between them. According to Sajid Javis, the British Secretary of State for Business and Innovation and Skill, over 300 Israeli businesses were set up in the UK. The Israel-Britain Chamber of Commerce stated that the annual bilateral trade is over 5.5 billion dollars.

He was nominated for the Grassroots Diplomat Initiative award for his contribution towards the growth and support of young and startup businesses.

He has reached out to UK-Israeli community and attended many ethnic and cultural events hosted by other ambassadors. Daniel Taub has a very close relationship with the Jewish community living in the UK.

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From a personal Encounter with Unfair Treatment, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin Dedicated the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund to Fighting for Individual’s Rights

Civil and human rights dictate that every human being regardless of race, gender, religion, ethnicity or any other standing be given fair treatment without discrimination.

These rights protect individuals’ freedom from violation by fellow citizens, governments, and organizations. War and conflict are among the many reasons that make people migrate to the United States.

The very fact that they are human is enough to accord them the civil and human rights without using their immigrant status against them. Denying any person his or her rights jeopardizes the rights of all humans.

Individuals and groups have come up in large numbers to fight for these rights especially for the vulnerable groups of people. Below are a few of the organizations.

The Arizona Justice Project

The Arizona Justice Project is an organization dedicated to fighting for justice for the unfairly held inmates. It was founded in 1998 by members of the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice.

The mission was to heed the cries of the individuals whose pleas for innocence fell on deaf ears. The organization believes that unfair detainment infringes the freedom of these inmates which is against the constitution.

Through a review team comprised of volunteer attorneys and Arizona State University College of Law’s students, the organization has helped a large number of people who request its help. The organization has education programs in place for educating the public on injustices and misconceptions associated with it. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund

People living with disabilities are vulnerable to their human rights being violated by people and organizations. One organization based in Berkeley, California is in the forefront to ensure that these individuals are treated with fairness.

The organization named the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund also helps parents with children living with disabilities. It was founded in 1979 and has never relented in fighting for civil and human rights of these people. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey

The group also has a presence in Washington DC and is run by individuals living with disabilities. Through education, advocacy, participating in legislative matters and policy making, the organization has helped countless people access equal treatments regardless of their disabilities.

Phoenix Immigrant Justice Project

Over 300000 people living in Arizona are not documented and face the likelihood of deportation. They often lack free or affordable legal presentation because Maricopa County has no organization that offers such.

This hopeless situation caught the attention of pro bono attorneys who stepped in to assist. They created the Phoenix Immigrant Justice Project that gave a platform for such individuals to access help. The attorneys offer consultation services and also educate the people on their rights.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

Ten years ago, two executives of Village Media, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were unlawfully arrested and detained by Joe Arpaio, the Maricopa County Sheriff. They filed a successful appeal after their release. The settlement amount came at 3.75 million dollars that led the duo to launch the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.

The fund is dedicated to advocacy groups that fight for the enforcement of civil, human and migrant rights. It also tackles the issue of freedom of speech in Arizona and along the Mexican border.

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