Daniel Taub: The Israeli Ambassador Who Rewrote the UK-Israeli Relationship
Daniel Taub, an Israeli diplomat, is known for changing the pace between Israel and the U.K. during his period as the Israeli Ambassador to the country. It should be noted that Taub served as the Ambassador in the U.K. during the period 2011-15. Per the recent data, the four years could see the trade relationship between both the countries doubling.
While he was resigning, the Embassy officials came out with a statement that Taub’s active intervention also helped both the countries to make deep ties in cultural, business and academic aspects. The information also confirmed by Sajid Javid, British State Secretary for Innovation, Skills, and Business, as he stated that the total trade between both the countries was in a “golden era” during the period.
While the Israel-Britain Chamber of Commerce confirmed the bilateral trade reached more than $5.5 billion, Javid quoted further beyond at $7 billion. As a peace negotiator, Daniel Taub visited Northern Ireland with Palestinian Ambassador to realize the situation there.
Taub was considered as the prime figure in shaping the public opinion in favor of Jews and Israel during the period and acted swiftly to address the challenges faced by the Jewish community in the country. Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://www.everipedia.com/editor/dtaub/ and http://www.behance.net/danieltaub
During his period, one of the largest student union in the U.K. adopted a policy of “boycott Israel.” Taub warned the administrators to ensure that every belief and idea are expressed without fear, and people who support Israel should be encouraged to express themselves freely.
Additionally, he visited the City of Bradford in the wake of George Galloway’s, the MP of the city, hate speech against Israel and discussed with various community leaders.
Daniel Taub was born in London to Jewish parents in 1962 and completed his college education at the University College in Oxford. Later, he completed his higher studies from Kennedy School of Government and University College of London. In 1989, Taub moved to Israel and joined its Defense Forces as a combat medic.
Two years later, he joined the Foreign Ministry of the country. In the later years, he took various diplomatic roles apart from the political and legal posts in the Ministry. Apart from a diplomat, he is also an international lawyer.
He has written multiple columns in various newspapers about the Middle East and Israel. Taub also writes on international law and took many lectures about the subject. He is currently working as the Director of the renowned Yad Hanadiv foundation with responsibilities of Strategy and Planning.