Former Diplomat Daniel Taub
Daniel Taub has served as an Israeli diplomat in several capacities. His most notable position was as the Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom. Taub’s background is unique in that although he is Israeli, Taub was born and raised in Britain. Read more: Daniel Taub | LinkedIn and Daniel Taub | Ideamench
His educational background includes degrees from Oxford University and Harvard University. Taub relinquished his British Citizenship and made Israel his home in 1989. While living in Israel, he served as a medic and reserve officer for the Israeli Defense Forces. Daniel Taub aslo also served as a speech writer for Chaim Herzog.
Taub’s first step in becoming a diplomat came in 1991 when he joined the Israeli Foreign Ministry. Twenty years later in 2011, Taub became the Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom. As ambassador he sought to strengthen the relationship between Great Britain and Israel and he was able to accomplish this goal.
As someone familiar with both British and Israeli culture Daniel Taub was able to navigate the subtle nuances of both cultures to strengthen British and Israeli ties. In fact, many experts in foreign diplomacy believe that Taub is the most successful Israeli Ambassador to Britain since Shlomo Argov who served in the early 1980’s. Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://www.embassymagazine.com/biog/biog_countries/biog_emb37_israel.html and http://www.alondon.net/index.php?action=art&id=7198&lang=he_IL
In 2015, Taub said goodbye to Britain when his ambassadorship ended. The end of his term as Ambassador presented the opportunity to evaluate the things that improved during his ambassadorship. One of the major triumphs that occurred while he was ambassador was the collaboration that took place between academia and the business world. Such collaborations have led to programs and policies that have been beneficial to both the United Kingdom and Israel.
As ambassador Daniel Taub also realized the power and significance of the British Media and its international influence. Taub understood the importance of utilizing British media to shed a positive light on Israel and the Middle East. Britain is also one of the most important financial centers in the world. Both media and finance are essential to shedding light on and improving some of the conditions that are present in Israel and throughout the Middle East.
Following his tenure as ambassador, Daniel Taub went back to Israel and currently works for the Yad Hanadiv foundation as the Director of Strategy and Planning. Back in Israel he continues to serve the Israeli community in many different ways. Taub continues make strides towards reconciliation and peace in the Middle East.