Daniel Taub – Reasoned Voice on Dealing With Iran

Daniel Taub was born in 1962 in the United Kingdom. He studied at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School in Elstree, Hertfordshireand and went on to study at University College, London, University College, Oxford as well as Harvard University.

Mr. Taub relocated to Israel in 1989. He enlisted in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), where he served as a combat medic and later in the international law division of the IDF as a reserve officer.

Mr. Taub has served in a number of legal and political roles during the course of his career in Israel. Shortly after his arrival in Israel, Daniel Taub worked for Israeli President Chaim Herzog as a speechwriter. He served as Principal Deputy Legal Advisor of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and also served on Israel’s missions to the United Nations as a legal adviser.

Serving as Israel’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2015, he helped to foster close political and business ties between the two countries. Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://www.hampsteadshul.org.uk/event/isaiah-berlin-lecture-2017-daniel-taub/ and http://www.parashadiplomatit.com/

Based on this work, Daniel Taub was nominated in the United Kingdom for inclusion in the Grassroot Diplomat initiative. Grassroot Diplomat is an independent agency with no formal allegiance to any country. Being an apolitical entity, it works to strengthen policy-related initiatives around the world. Read more: Daniel Taub | Wikipedia and Daniel Taub | LinkedIn

Daniel Taub is a writer, and public speaker who has offered his unique insight on world affairs in a number of forums. Following the signing of the Joint Plan of Action (also known as the Geneva interim agreement) by the G5 + 1 with Iran in Geneva, Switzerland on November 24, 2013, Mr. Taub presented his take on this agreement in an article published by “The Independent” (see: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/iran-will-still-make-a-nuclear-bomb-israel-s-ambassador-to-the-uk-daniel-taub-argues-the-geneva-deal-8965373.html ).

It is the opinion of Mr. Taub that the agreement was flawed from the outset. In fact, he would argue, it was flawed even before negotiations were undertaken with Iran’s new, supposedly “moderate” President, Hassan Rouhani.

It was learned, after the Geneva interim agreement was signed, that Iran’s hard-line, anti-Israeli President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, had been in secret talks with the American President, Barack Obama, for the better part of a year.

Rather than turning this into a confrontation between Israel and its Western partners, such as the United States, Mr. Taub suggests that this may actually be a unique opportunity to look elsewhere to form partnerships to counter the threat of Iran, such as with countries like Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States.

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