Daniel Taub was born in Great Britain in 1962 and educated in Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School, Elstree before joining higher learning institutions including Oxford University College, London University College, and later Harvard where he graduated. In 1989, he was employed in Israel where he worked both as a troop medic and reserve officer in the Israel Defense Force.
Daniel Taub is an international law expert, specialized in counter-terrorism and war laws. During his service in Israel, he held many diplomatic and political positions in the Israel Foreign Ministry. He was elected to the Israel Foreign Ministry in 1991 and since then he has worked in many diplomatic posts including the Israel ambassador to the UK between 2011 and 2015. As UNs legal adviser to Israel’s mission in UN headquarters in Geneva and New York, he also represented Israel in many peace forums. For the four years that Taub served as the Israel ambassador to the UK, he managed to double Israel-UK trade by improving business and cultural links between the two states.
Taub was also a part of the Israel-Palestinian peace process and served as a member of the board of diplomats who shared the Israel-Syrian negotiation. As a peace lover, he held the position of Israel’s observer delegation to the International Court of justice where he headed the hearing of how well to secure and maintain peace in Israel and its environs. He also represented Israel in the UN investigative committee following the Gaza flotilla incident and played a significant role in negotiating the entry of Israel’s Red Cross society into the International Red Cross Movement, after 70 years of Israel exclusion from the movement.
Today, Daniel Taub is the YadHanadiv foundation director of Strategy and Planning. He is also the founder and chief scriptwriter of the Israel drama series HeChatser, where he works to overcome the stereotypes of secular and religious division in Israel. He also lectures and writes on International law and negotiation theories. Besides serving YadHanadiv foundation as the chief director, he writes speeches for the Israel President Chaim Herzog.
Although his successor to the Israel Ambassador to the UK position has not been announced, the world believes that the next Israel ambassador to the UK will have to learn the skills that Taub used to overcome the indifference of the two countries to enhance business between the two nations. Daniel Taub once said that it is a good feeling to know that Israel and the UK relations are good and strong. Learn more: http://www.everipedia.com/editor/dtaub/