Daniel Taub was born in Great Britain in 1962. He is an ambassador in London. Taub acquired his education in Oxford at University College and Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.
In 1989, he migrated to Israel. After moving, Daniel started serving as a combat medic in Israel Defence Forces. He also served in IDF’s International Law Division as a reserve officer. In 1991, Taub began working for Israeli’s Foreign Ministry. Before this, he was working as a speechwriter for president ‘Chaim Herzog.’ Learn more about Daniel Taub: https://soundcloud.com/danieltaub and http://www.daniel-taub.co.il/
Taub Has held other legal and diplomatic posts as well. Between 2011 and 2015, he served as an Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom. Currently, Daniel Taub is the Director of Strategy and Planning serving Yad Hanadiv Foundation located in Jerusalem. Daniel Taub is married to Zehava, and they have six children.
Taub is the second ambassador who was born in the UK and also served as an ambassador to Britain. He expressed how grateful he felt raising her kids in their ancestral home.
He aimed to strengthen ties between Britain and Israel. As a result of his role in developing business and trade, Taub was nominated to the Grass root Diplomat initiative. He got this award because of supporting young entrepreneurs.
UK-Israel bilateral trade increased to $8 billion between 2011 and 2013. He has placed attention of interfaith and cross-cultural activity. This has landed him an invite to Westminster Abbey and Church of England Synod.
Taub has been a popular lecturer and public speaker. He is majorly known for his humor in both areas. He has attended interviews on several TV channels and talk shows.
The BBC Persian service was the first to interview the Israeli Ambassador. He has occasionally responded to demonstrations that were against Israeli speakers in some of the British Universities. Daniel Taub is a popular lecturer at the annual Limmud Conference.
Daniel Taub involved himself in the Israel-Palestinian peace process. He helped in negotiating many agreements attained between these two groups. He also participated in the Israel-Syrian negotiation process.
After 70 years of exclusion, Daniel Taub assisted in negotiating the entry of Magen David Adom into international Red Cross movement. Daniel Taub has frequently written in Israel and the Middle East. His articles have appeared in famous magazines such as; The Times, Huffington Post, The Daily Telegraph, and The Guardian. He has also written a book on biblical texts ‘Parasha Diplomatic’.
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