Daniel Taub, who serves as an Israeli diplomat, was born in 1962 in Great Britain. He is also a writer and an international lawyer. From 2011 to 2015, he worked as Israel’s ambassador on behalf of the United Kingdom.
At the moment he is the man in charge of strategy and planning in Jerusalem where he works in the Yad Hanadiv Foundation. Daniel attended Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys school for his secondary education. He then progressed to Harvard University and Oxford University College, London, after which he went to Israel in the year 1989.
In Israel, Daniel Taub worked for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as a combat medic. He moved from this post to work in the International Law Division as a reserve officer. At one time he worked for President Chaim Herzog as his speechwriter.
In 1991, he began working for the Israeli Foreign Ministry. Taub has six children who he has had with his wife Zehava. The children sang together in honor of Israel’s sixty-fourth birthday at a party. Read more: Daniel Taub | LinkedIn and In conversation with Reverend Nicky Gumbel
Taub has worked in many posts within the Israeli Foreign Ministry including the legal, diplomatic and political posts. He is excellent with international law where he majors in laws of war and counter-terrorism. While serving in Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Principal Deputy Legal Advisor, Taub advised Israel’s missions to the UN in both Geneva and New York.
During this period, he represented Israel on many fronts. During the four years that Daniel was the ambassador, trade doubled between the United Kingdom and Israel. His contributions to international relations were felt heavily and could be reflected in the trading statistics.
The Israeli Embassy was keen to point out the great work he had done in 2015 when he was about to resign. More than three hundred Israeli businesses had launched operations in the United Kingdom crowning the period a ‘golden era’. The annual Israel-Britain bilateral trade rose from the usual 5.5 billion dollars to close to seven billion dollars.
Daniel Taub has established a wonderful reputation throughout his life as he moved from one position to the other.
In 2012 he advocated for a conducive learning environment for campuses in the UK, insisting that there was a need to have a situation where even the views in support of Israel could be heard and implemented. He urged administrators to maintain such an atmosphere by eliminating intimidation and fear in the institutions.
He made a brave move in 2014 when he visited Bradford even after it was declared an Israel-free zone by George Galloway, the parliamentary representative of the city. Daniel has done so much for Israel and it is likely that he will continue to carry on with the good work in the years to come.
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