During Daniel Taub’s four year stint as Israeli ambassador to the UK, Trade between the two countries doubled. During this period, there has been increasing ties in the areas of business, education and culture.
According to the British Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills this period has come to be commonly known as the “golden era”. In this time more than 300 Israel businesses set up their operations translating to over $ 5.4 billion of trade. Taub, who became Israeli ambassador to the UK in 2012, was born in the same country. Read more:
He once served as a peace negotiator between Israel and Palestine. In the past, the largest Britain’s student union were involved in activities aimed at boycotting Israel. This was something that concerned Taub that he appealed to the college administrators to give a fair hearing to all parties concerned including those who had the interest of Israel at heart.
He urged the administrators not to intimidate parties with differing views but to let them express themselves freely. He is also known to have visited a Bradford in defiance after the city’s parliamentary representative declared it an “Israel-free zone”. Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://www.daniel-taub.co.il/ and http://www.parashadiplomatit.co.il/
Daniel Taub was born in 1962 in Great Britain. He was educated in several university colleges including the University College in Oxford, Harvard University’s Kennedy school of Government and University College in London.
He migrated to his mother country of Israel in 1989 taking up a position in the Israeli Defense Forces as a reserve officer and combat medic in the military’s international law division. In 1991, Daniel Taub started work at the Israeli Foreign Ministry holding several positions.
His career was mainly focused in the legal and diplomatic fields. He is known for actively participating in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process where he was instrumental in negotiating for the many agreements that the two states reached. He was also part of the team that toured Northern Ireland as part of the peace initiative between Israel and Palestine.Taub has expertise in International Law with specialty in Counter-terrorism and the Laws of War.
Daniel Taub has served as a legal adviser in many Israeli missions to the United Nations in Geneva and New York. He was later appointed as the Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom, a position he held from 2011 through to 2015. He currently serves as Director of Strategy and Planning at the YadHanadiv foundation.