The Life of Daniel Taub, Israel’s Ambassador to Britain

Daniel Taub is an international attorney and a writer. He also served as the Israel ambassador to the UK from June 2011 to September 2015. He was born in the UK in 1962. He attended Harvard University and University College in Oxford and in London.

Taub moved to Israel in 1989 and served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as a medic. He also worked in the Israel International Law division as a reserve officer. He wrote speeches for Israel president Chaim Herzog and joined the foreign ministry of Israel in 1991 where he held many political and legal positions. Read more: Daniel Taub – Crunchbase and Daniel Taub | Wikipedia

He was a key negotiator in the Palestinian- Israeli peace negotiations as well as the Israeli-Syrian peace talks. He was the representative of Israel during the UN investigations into the Gaza convoy incident. Taub served as legal advisor to the missions of Israel in the U.N.

During his Ambassadorship, the relationship between Britain and Israel improved. This lead to increased trade between Israel and Britain, where more than 30 new Israeli businesses were set up in the U.K and the yearly trade between the two countries was more than 5.5 billion dollars.

On 2013 January, he was awarded the Grassroots Diplomat Award for supporting upcoming entrepreneurs and developing trade.

Taub has a very intimate association with the Jewish community living in Britain. He is responsible for the Embracement of Closer to Israel Program by the Jewish community for Israel’s 65th birthday. He was also the first Israel Ambassador to the International Maritime Organization based in London.

One of the most significant things he did was boldly visiting Bradford after George Galloway declared the city “Israel free zone” where Israeli tourists, students or even goods were not allowed into the city. Taub stated that he was invited to the city by the community and would be meeting faith leaders, councilors, and other groups.

He stated that Galloway was not representing the voice of the people as the city portrayed a different attitude towards Israelis. Daniel Taub stated that it is important for people of different faiths, cultures, and backgrounds to work together and coexist in a peaceful society.

Daniel Taub also writes about Israel and the Middle East and his articles are featured in The Daily Telegraph, The Huffington Post, the Guardian and The Times. He also wrote the script of Hechatzer, an Israeli drama series. He is the author of Tarasha Diplomatit, a book of diplomatic approach based on the Bible context.