Published media reports underscored the fact that trade between Israel and the United Kingdom flourished during the four-year term of former Ambassador of Israel to the UK Daniel Taub. The Embassy of Israel cited the significant improvement of business, academic, and cultural relations between the two nations during this period.
Golden Era of Trade between the Two Countries
During the recent British-Israeli Business Awards, the British Secretary of State for Business, Innovation, and Skills (Sajid Javid) pointed out that annual bilateral trade reached almost $7 billion as more than 300 Israeli enterprises established operations in the United Kingdom. Mr. Taub was born in the UK. Read more: Daniel Taub | Ideamench and Daniel Taub | LinkedIn
He became the ambassador of Israel in 2011. At some point, Daniel Taub served as peace negotiator where he worked with his Palestinian equivalent in Northern Ireland.
In 2012 after the largest student union in Britain chose to boycott Israel, Daniel Taub said in an interview with the Jewish Chronicle that he became more concerned regarding the situation in certain universities. Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://www.hampsteadshul.org.uk/event/isaiah-berlin-lecture-2017-daniel-taub/ and https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/13/israel-peace-pressure-israeli
Daniel Taub even cautioned administrators that all positions including views that expressed support for Israel need free expression without any fear of pressure. The Israeli ambassador boldly visited the City of Bradford even as Bradford’s representative to the British Parliament, George Galloway stated that the urban center as an Israel-Free Zone.
Professional Background and Education
Daniel Taub was born in 19632 in Great Britain. He studied at the University College (Oxford), University College (London), and Harvard University (Kennedy School of Government). He relocated to Israel in 1989 and rendered service as a combat medic in the Israeli Defense Forces.
Among Mr. Taub’s expertise include international law, laws of war, and counter-terrorism. At one time, Daniel Taub served as The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Principal Deputy Legal Advisor. He also acted as a legal mentor to various missions of Israel to the United Nations in Geneva (Switzerland) and New York USA.
Daniel Taub became an employee of the Israeli Foreign Ministry in 1991 and held different diplomatic and legal positions. He served as Ambassador to the UK from 2011 until 2015. At present, Mr. Taub heads the Yad Hanadiv Foundation as Director for Strategy and Planning.
The former ambassador earned his laurels as public speaker and lecturer. Many international media outlets like CNN, BBC, Sky News, and even the BBC Persian Service interviewed Daniel Taub, the first Israeli Ambassador to guest in this network on a variety of topics.