Daniel Taub is a former diplomat who was raised in the U.K. that took over as the Israeli ambassador in 2011. Along with his Palestinian counterpart, he once traveled to Northern Ireland to learn from the peace negotiation process that was taking place there. He oversaw the doubling of trade between the U.K. and Israel during his four years as the Israeli ambassador.
The time also saw an increase in business, cultural, and academic bonds between the two nations and brought about a golden era in total trade the British Secretary of State for Business announced.
The fact is, that more than 300 Israeli businesses have opened up in the U.K. and close to $7 billion in bilateral trade occurred. Read more: In conversation with Mayor of London Boris Johnson
After George Galloway, who is the city of Bradford’s representative to parliament, said that his city was an Israel-free zone, Daniel Taub decided to visit anyways.
The move was seen as a defiant one, but Daniel saw it as a necessary action to take. Before this occurrence, in 2012, he spoke in an interview on the importance of every point of view being able to express itself on college campuses.
His main concern was that Israels point of view was being hampered due to an atmosphere of fear. This statement came from Daniel years before the largest student union in Britain took a vote that passed in order to boycott Israel. Now, there is a large divide between those who do and don’t want independence for Catalonia in northeast Spain. Read more: Daniel Taub | About
Daniel Taub was born in 1962 in Britain and is a writer, international lawyer, and director of strategy and planning at the Yad Hanadiv Foundation in Jerusalem. He attended the University College at London, the University College at Oxford, and Harvard University.
In 1989, Daniel Taub moved to Israel and joined the Israel Defense Forces as a combat medic. After this, he decided to become a part of the Israeli Foreign Ministry.
He has expertise with international law and counter-terrorism and has also provided legal advice for Israel’s missions to the United Nations in New York and Geneva.
Daniel Taub has written articles that have been published in the Guardian, The Times, the Huffington Post, the Daily Telegraph, and more, and he also wrote a book that offered thoughts on biblical weekly sessions, named, Parasha Diplomatit.
Today, Daniel Taub lectures and writes on negotiation theory and international law and looks to continue to make the world a better place for Israelis and everyone else living in it.