Ambassador Daniel Taub is set to resign this summer – Israeli Embassy in the United Kingdom notes. Taub became the Israeli ambassador in 2011 and held the position for four years, for the period ending 2015.
He was a peacemaker, who even went to Northern Ireland, together with his Palestinian colleague to study the situation there. Under his leadership, ambassador Daniel Taub facilitated significant growth in trade between the U.K and Israel. Daniel also established robust technology and trade links between the two countries.
Having contributed towards establishing strong trade ties between Israeli and the U.K., Taub also strived to tighten the academic, business, and cultural links. Sajid Javid, in his speech at the British Israeli Business Awards, noted that trade between Israeli and the U.K. had reached a prime period.
Javid also stated that reports from the Israel-Britain Chamber of Commerce indicated that more than 300 Israeli businesses had been established in the U.K., and bilateral trade value was almost $7 billion per year.
Daniel Taub was born and raised in Great Britain, London, in 1962. He studied at University College in Oxford, University College in London, and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
In 1989, Taub moved to Israeli and joined the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) where he served the as a combat medic, and as a reserve officer in IDF’s international law department. Also, when Taub arrived in Israel, he took the role of writing speeches for President Chaim Herzog. Read more: Daniel Taub | Wikipedia
In 1991, Taub joined Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He held several diplomatic, legal, and political roles. Taub is knowledgeable in international law, having specialized in laws governing war, and counter-terrorism. Taub also served as the Principal Deputy Legal Advisor of Israeli’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Daniel Taub also served as a lecturer and public speaker. He lectured several universities and colleges in Israel and beyond, and advocated for the protection of students rights in some British colleges that attempted to boycott Israel speakers.
He warned the colleges’ administration department to respect the views of everyone even those who supported Israel. Taub also encouraged people to express their rights to opinion and expression
Taub is well known for his humor. He has attended several interviews in prominent media houses which include CNN, Newsnight, Hardtalk, Sky News, and he happened to be the first ambassador to be interviewed on BBC Persian service.
Taub’s visit to Bradford in 2014 led him to declare the place an “Israel-free zone.” Currently, Mr. Taub serves as the Director of Strategy and Planning of the Yad Hanadiv foundation. His successor is yet to be announced.