Who is Daniel Taub?

Born in Britain in 1962, Daniel Taub acquired his education at Oxford and London University colleges. He advanced his studies at the Kennedy school of government at Harvard University. His endeavors saw him become a professional in international law, with a specialization in counter-terrorism and war.

In the year 1989, he relocated to Israel, which is his ancestral home. He served as a combat medic in the Israeli Defense Forces, and he later devoted himself to the international law division of the IDF as a reserve officer.

As a professional diplomat, he held many positions such as legal advisor, a peace negotiator in the Israeli-Palestinian peace pact, head of an observer delegation on Israeli’s security barrier case at the International Court of Justice and the inclusion of Israeli’s Red Cross chapter into the International Red Cross Movement. Read more:  Daniel Taub | Crunchbase and Daniel Taub | Ideamench

As ambassador, he frequently talked to the media and held meetings with academic professionals and business people. He did this to put forward the concerns of Israel as a nation. He made people understand, as thoughtfully as he could, the political standings of his country.

Taub believes that faith builds bridges. As a staunch Orthodox Jew, he emphasized academic and joint research cooperation between the two nations. His efforts bore fruits. Trade between the U.K. and Israel has increased almost twice fold to $8 billion. Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://www.alondon.net/index.php?action=art&id=7198&lang=he_IL and http://www.embassymagazine.com/biog/biog_countries/biog_emb37_israel.html

Bilateral associations have many benefits for the interacting nations. Other than enhancing trade links and enforcing technological development, these partnerships bring peace and cooperation. His efforts earned Daniel nomination for the ‘Grassroot Diplomat Initiative award.’ This prestigious award seeks to recognize and award effort made to increase business and trade.

Taub is to date is the most popular Israeli envoy to Britain. He interacted well with the people. The numerous invitations for social events he had to turn down are proof of his popularity. He visited Bradford city despite a declaration by the Member of Parliament that the constituency was an ‘Israeli free zone.’

Even when ideology conflicts arose between him and other people, or between his conviction and the line of duty, Taub centered on the finding a middle ground to fit the different opinions to achieve the ambitions of the Israeli government.

Inevitably, Taub had to relinquish his duties as the ambassador. Daniel Taub is a lawyer by profession and a writer who currently serves his nation as a director of strategy and planning of the Yad Hanadiv Foundation.

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