Daniel Taub, was the Israeli Ambassador to England from 2011 to 2015. Born and raised in England Daniel Taub completed his education at Oxford University and Harvard. At Harvard, he attended the Kennedy School of Government. In 1989, he decided to pull up stakes and move to Israel. One of the first things he did after moving there was to join the Israeli defense force as a medic.
He also served as a reserve officer working in the International Law Division. Starting in 1991 he already began working in various jobs in the diplomatic side of things.
After climbing the ladder in the Foreign ministry for nearly 20 years, he landed the important job of an Ambassador. He resigned from the post of ambassadorship in 2015 and continues to work as the Director of Strategy for planning at Yad Hanadiv Foundation.
Accomplishments as Ambassador
Daniel Taubs’ tenure as ambassador to England saw an enviable growth in diplomatic, business, cultural, and business relations between the countries.
In fact, the amount of business between the two countries has at the very least doubled. This has prompted the British Secretary of State for Business, Sajid Javid, to say that the relations between Israel and the UK have entered a golden era. Learn more about Daniel Taub: https://soundcloud.com/danieltaub and http://www.parashadiplomatit.com/
As far as numbers go, the proof is in the pudding. The number of businesses has increased significantly and the annual bilateral business between the two has grown to be at least $5billion. It was roughly half that number before Daniel entered office in London.
However, it is not only about business and bilateral ties, when it comes to his diplomatic accomplishments. As a practicing Orthodox Jew, he strove to find peaceful solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. At one point in his career, he even visited Northern Ireland with a Palestinian representative to take a closer look at negotiations there.
In fact, even before some of the student unions in England decided to ban Israel, Daniel mentioned in the magazine, Jewish Chronicle, that an open exchange of ideas should exist on college campuses where people could express their opinions no matter what side they chose, without fear of disciplinary action.
After quitting his job as ambassador Daniel Taub returned to live in Israel and continue work in other fields. He created a drama series for television called “Hechatzer”, which he calls a cross between the TV shows “Dallas” and the “Chosen”. He aims to destroy the stereotypical views people have of both Orthodox as well as secular Jews, through the show.