U.K. Ambassador Daniel Taub’s Accomplishments

U.K. Ambassador, Daniel Taub resigned in the summer of 2015. To this day, he is considered to be one of the most influential ambassadors for the U.K. and Israel. Thanks to his leadership, trade between the two countries doubled. This included bridging many business, cultural, and academic links between the two countries. Sajid Javid, British Secretary of State for Business stated during the 2015 British Israeli Business Awards that the total trade between the U.K. has reached its golden era. The statement is not underrated as over 300 Israeli businesses have set up their operations in the U.K. and the Israel-Britain Chamber of Commerce stated that the gross bilateral trade was over $5 billion. Javid said that it rounded more to $7 billion. Learn more: http://chronicleweek.com/2017/09/israeli-ambassador-daniel-taub-un-agencies-are-effectively-supporting-palestinian-child-abuse/

 

Daniel Taub was born in Great Britain in 1962. He received his education at Oxford University College in London and then at Harvard University Kentucky School of Government. He moved to Israel in 1989 to serve as a combat medic for the Israel Defence Forces (IDF). At that same time, he also served as a reserve officer in IDF’s international law division. Then in 1991, he began to hold several diplomatic and legal positions for the IDF. He has since gone on to serving as the Director of Planning and Strategy for the Yad Hanadav Foundation. Through his experiences, he has become an expert in laws of war and counter-terrorism.

 

Among Daniel Taub’s other accomplishments as a diplomat, he traveled to northern Ireland with a Palestinian counterpart to deepen his knowledge of the situation there. In a 2012 interview with the Jewish Chronicle, he raised a concern for the largest British student union’s decision to boycott relations with Israel. Taub stated that every viewpoint should be freely expressed without fearing unnecessary repercussions. Taub himself has also written for The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, and The Huffington Post. He is also the author of Parasha Diplomatit, which presents diplomatic views on biblical texts. He also created the television drama series, Hetchatzer, which centers on a Hasidic sect. In 2014, he made a defiant visit to Bradford after the city’s representative, George Galloway declared it “Israel-free”. In 2011, he also founded the Bizcamp start-up along with Google and was nominated for the Grassroot Diplomat International Award.