Israeli Ambassador Daniel Taub: A Man Of Many Hats

Though two years removed from his position as Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom, the dramatic impact made by Daniel Taub while manning the office is clearly evident.

Among the many notable accomplishments by Taub during his tenure are the doubling in trade between Israel and the United Kingdom, improvement in academic and cultural exchange between the two nations, and a focused effort to foster goodwill through interfaith activity. Read more: In conversation with Reverend Nicky Gumbel

Taub was also responsible for the bizcamp start-up competition, a program which, in partnership with Google aided and supported young start-ups and entrepreuneurs. In retrospect it is plain to see that it was the unique set of life experiences and depth of skill set that Taub possessed which made these accomplishments possible.

Daniel Taub was born in the United Kingdom where he would go on to receive a world class education. After finishing his secondary schooling at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School in Elstree, Hertfordshire, Taub attended University College, Oxford. He would continue his studies at University College, London before finally finishing at Harvard University.

Daniel Taub’s early work life was also a study in diverse experience. Taub has worked in two capacities for the Israeli Defense Forces, working as a combat medicine specialist before becoming a reserve officer in the Force’s international law division. Read more: Daniel Taub | About and Daniel Taub | LinkedIn

During this time period Taub also worked as a speechwriter for then Israeli president Chaim Herzog and also joined the Israeli Foreign ministry.

As is a reocurring theme in Daniel Taub’s life, his career in diplomacy is also deep and varied. Taub has acted as legal adviser to Israel at United Nations proceedings in both both Geneva and New York. He has also represented israel at a host multilateral councils.

The years of stellar performance would be rewarded with the crown jewel of Daniel Taub’s career with his appointment in 2011 as Ambassador to the Court of St. James.

The appointment meant that Daniel Taub would become only the second Israeli ambassador to Britain born in the United Kingdom. In addition to his position as ambassador to Britain, in 2013 Taub became Israel’s first Ambassador to the

international Maritine organization based in London.

Daniel Taub’s appointment as ambassador ended in 2015 and he returned to Israel with his wife Zehava. Daniel and Zehava have six children.

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