Daniel Taub, a former Israeli ambassador to UK, was born in Britain in 1962. He went to Harvard University and the University College Oxford in London. He later migrated to Israel in 1989 and worked for President Chanim Herzog as a speechwriter.
He also served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a Combat Medic and later worked in the IDF’s division of international law as a reserve officer.
In 1991, Mr. Taub joined the Israel Foreign Ministry. Due to his expertise in international law, laws of war and counter-terrorism, he held different posts politically, diplomatically as well as legally. He also represented Israel in many negotiations such as the Israeli-Palestinian peace process where he was a negotiator.
He also represented Israel in the United Nations in different interventions such as when he negotiated the inclusion of the Israeli Red Cross Society into the International Red Cross Movement as well as the Gaza Flotilla incident.
Daniel Taub was named the Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom in 2011 where he served till 2015. During his ambassadorship, he worked to help Israeli community both in Israel and in the UK, and he achieved great success in developing business and trade relations between the two countries.
His primary element was the emphasis of linking trade with technology where he came up with a competition in partnership with Google called the Bizcamp competition which helped in the development and growth of trade between the two countries. Read more: Daniel Taub | LinkedIn and Daniel Taub | Ideamench
This competition led him to be nominated for the Grassroot Diplomatic Initiative Award. Trade between UK and Israel is said to have increased by 8 billion dollars between 2011 and 2013.
As Daniel Taub was biding goodbye to his ambassadorship, he was named the second most successful representatives of Israel after Shlomo Argov. This is despite claims that he was too young to serve at such a position. He was the second Israeli born in Britain to serve as an ambassador.
He met the Queen in 2011, and when he presented his credentials, the queen wanted to know how it felt like to serve as an ambassador in the land of his birth. He stated that he appreciates Britain, but it felt good to be able to go back to Israel and raise his family in their homeland.
He said that he would show his most profound appreciation through deepening the bond between the two countries. In addition to that, he is a father of six and a grandfather of one as well as a Manchester City fan.
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