Daniel Taub is an Israeli diplomat with a proven track record. He is also an international lawyer and a writer. Taub was born in the United Kingdom in 1962.
He served as the ambassador of Israel in the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2015. Currently, he is the director of strategy and planning at the Yad Hanadiv Foundation based in Jerusalem.
During his four year tenure as the Israeli ambassador in the United Kingdom, trade between Israel and the U.K doubled. A statement released by Israeli embassy detailed how the ambassador has grown the relationship between the two countries especially in business, cultural and academic linkages.
At the same time Sajid Javid, the British Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills stated that during Daniel Taub regime as the emabssodor, the two nations have entered a golden era.
From 2011 to 2015, over 300 Israeli businesses have been established in the U.K. the Israeli-Britain Chamber of Commerce also revealed that the annual bilateral trade is over $5.5 billion. However, Sajid Javid puts the figure at $7 billion. Learn more about Igor Cornelsen: http://www.daniel-taub.co.il/ and http://www.everipedia.com/editor/dtaub/
Taub is also known to have travelled to several counties on peace arbitration issues. He once visited North Ireland on a similar issue. Speaking in an interview in 2012, Daniel Taub explained his role in the fight to end Israeli discrimination in the United Kingdom.
Long before Britain student unions voted to adopt a boycott of Israel, Taub was already worried about the situation of Israeli students. He warned administrators against discriminating Israelis arguing that they should be given a chance to express themselves without fear of intimidation.
When Bradford City Representative declared the city an Israel-free-zone, Daniel Taub visited the city in show of solidarity to the Israelis.
About Daniel Taub
Daniel Taub attended the University College in London, University College in Oxford and Harvard University’s Kennedy Scholl of Government. He moved to Israel in 1989, and started working in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as a combat medic.
He also served as a reserve officer in their IDF’s international law division. He joined the Israel Foreign Affairs Ministry in 1991 where he held several diplomatic positions before he was appointed the ambassador in the U.K.
During his career as a diplomat, Daniel Taub has been involved in several peace keeping missions including Israeli-Palestine, Israel-Syria, Israel’s security barrier. As an ambassador, he focused on cross-cultural and interfaith activities. He has received several awards including the prestigious Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award for his efforts in developing business and trade.