After four years in the position, Daniel Taub resigned as the UK Ambassador to Israel in 2015. In his official role as foreign peacemaker and policy keeper, Taub sought to strengthen the developmental, cultural, business and academic ties between the two countries.
He took office in 2011 and in the subsequent years that followed, global trade between Israel and the United Kingdom entered a period called a, “golden era.”
Golden because the bilateral trade volume rose significantly to an estimated 5.5-7.0 billion dollars. Also an indication of Daniel Taub’s work within the Embassy, during this time Israeli business operations grew in the UK to 300. Read more: Daniel Taub | Wikipedia and Daniel Taub – Crunchbase
Born in the United Kingdom, Taub attended the University College in Oxford and London and studied at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. He has always been involved in foreign affairs, once traveling to Ireland in a peace keeper capacity to gather inside knowledge about the Palestinian situation.
When faced with mounting student protests and threats of a boycott against Israeli, Daniel Taub spoke out to help resolve the conflict. He said that those who wanted to oppose Israel could do so, but supporters also had the right to their views.
His only concerned was that both sides should be heard without fear of intimidation. Daniel Taub was just 27 years old when he moved to Israel. It wasn’t long after that his commitment to government service began as a combat medic and a reserve officer.
Two years later in 1991, Taub went to work for the Israeli Foreign Ministry. He held multiple legal and diplomatic positions within the cabinet, until 2011 when he was chosen as the UK’s Israeli Ambassador.
In addition to his roles as a lawyer and diplomat, Taub wrote “Parasha Diplomatti,” which provides in-depth analysis of weekly Torah verses. In translation the title means, “diplomatic incident.”
The unique aspect of Taub as an author is that he related the Torah as a way to understand the state of Israeli. It was a one of a kind book release and deemed a special project. In support of the project, Taub was called upon as a speaker to both Christian and Jewish audiences.
His manner of speaking was infused with wit, because he liked to break up the seriousness of the subject matter with a joke or anecdote. The project’s format went on to be adopted by other diplomats.
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