Daniel Taub’s Journey to Becoming a Great Diplomat

Daniel Taub is an Israeli diplomat who is of British origin. He served as Israel’s ambassador to the UK from the year 2011 to 2015. He is also an international lawyer and a writer. Daniel was born in the year 1962 in the United Kingdom.

He is an alma mater of Oxford University and Harvard University. He has previously served the military in the Israel defense forces.

Daniel Taub has been Israel’s ambassador to the United Kingdom for four years. During that time, significant changes were witnessed. Israel and Britain became closer than before, and trade between the two countries significantly grew as well as business opportunities and cultural links. More than 300 Israeli business ventures have been established in the United Kingdom.

The report released by the Israel-Britain chamber of commerce indicates that the yearly bilateral trade is over $5.5 billion. Daniel Taub, as a peace negotiator, traveled to Northern Ireland with the Palestine counterpart to the UK to access the situation there.  Read more: Daniel Taub | Wikipedia and Daniel Taub | About

Daniel was particularly concerned about the atmosphere in some colleges in the UK. This is after the UK’s largest student union body voted in a bid to adopt a boycott of Israel. Taub was of the idea that those who supported Israel should do so without any fear of intimidation.

In the year 2004, the diplomat visited Bradford; this is after the city’s representative to parliament, George Galloway, made the area an “Israel Free Zone”.

Daniel Taub was deeply involved in fostering peace between Palestine and Israel. He was the leader of Israel’s observers during the delegation to the international court of justice hearings on the Israeli security barrier.

A short funny YouTube clip of Foregin secretary Boris johsnon and me that got a lot of hits http://www.thejc.com/videos/news-videos/boris-johnson-and-ambassador-taubs-handshake-mix

It is worth noting that this prolific diplomat negotiated the entry of Israel’s Red Cross society into the International Red Cross Movement. This is after an exclusion period of 70 years. He was in the forefront during the Syria-Israel negotiations.

Taub began working for the Israeli foreign ministry in the year 1991. He worked in various capacities in the ministry from legal to diplomatic posts. He served as the legal advisor to Israel’s mission to the United Nations in New York and Geneva.

Daniel is currently the director of strategy and planning at the Yad Hanadiv Foundation. He is married to his wife Zehava, and they have six children. He is a prolific writer and his work is published by The Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian and The Huffington Post among others.