Daniel Taub – An Israeli Diplomat

Daniel Taub is a British writer, international lawyer, and Israeli diplomat. He worked as the Israel’s Ambassador to the UK for four years. Currently, Mr. Taub is the Director of planning and strategy at YHF (Yad Hanadiv Foundation). The foundation is based in Jerusalem, Israel. Mr. Daniel Taub was brought up in the Great Britain and completed his high school studies at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School.

He also attended Oxford and Harvard University, from where he received his Bachelor Degree in International Law. In 1989, Taub moved to the Israel, where he was recruited as a combat medic for IDF (Israel Defense Forces). He later served as the reserve officer in the international law division of the Israel Defense Force.

While working at the Israeli Foreign Ministry, Daniel held several political, legal, and diplomatic posts. By being an expert in the field of international law, Mr. Daniel specializes in the laws of war and counter-terrorism. Taub also worked as the Deputy Legal Advisor to the Foreign Ministry of Israel, a position, which he used to represent Israel in several multilateral fora. Read more: Daniel Taub – Crunchbase

Mr. Daniel was comprehensively involved in the peace negotiation process between Israel and Palestine, which he helped the two sides reached an agreement. He was also involved in the peace-talk between Syria and Israel.

Daniel Taub appointment as the Ambassador to the St James Court happened in 2011. This was an opportune moment for Taub to work in his country of origin. He was the second UK-born Israeli to be appointed as the Ambassador to Britain.

According to Daniel Taub, it was a privilege to raise his children in their motherland. A homeland that his family exiled for two millennia. For that reason, Daniel was aware of the great opportunities their family founded in Britain. Therefore, he was ready to express his appreciation by deepening the ties of cooperation between the UK and Israel.

By introducing the Bizcamp start-up competition, which also involved the cooperation of Google, Daniel Taub managed to bring a strong emphasis on technological links and trade. As a result, he was nominated for the GDIA (Grass-root Diplomat Initiative Award).

The period between 2011 and 2013, while Mr. Taub was still the Ambassador, the bilateral trade between the UK and Israel increased to eight billion dollars.

Apart from being a diplomat, Mr. Daniel is also public speaker and lecturer. He has featured in several television interviews including Sky News, BBC, CNN, Newsnight, and Hardtalk. He normally lectures in policy institutes and universities in Israel. Mr. Daniel is one of the regular public speakers at the Limmud conference, which occurs annually.