Daniel Taub served as an incredible ambassador between Israel and the U.K. from 2011 appointed to the Court of St. James’s and resigned in 2015 during summer. He was born in the U.K in 1962 and later moved to Israel in 1989.
During his tenure as the ambassador which lasted four years, trade between the two countries doubled because of his excellent leadership to improve their relationship.
According to a statement released by the Israel, embassy stated that Ambassador Daniel improved Israel-U.K trade by double ever since he took the post and his four years in office resulted to a more deepening of academic, cultural and business relationship between Israel and the United Kingdom.
During the British Israeli Business Awards in 2015, British Secretary of State for Business, Innovation, and Skills known as Sajid Javid said that the total trade between the two nations had joined the golden era. Within the four years, more than 300 Israel businesses had started operations in the U.K. as reported by the Israel-Britain Chamber of Commerce.
Daniel Taub was once a peace mediator and had traveled to Northern Ireland with his Palestinian partner to learn about the peace situation. When Britain’s most extensive student union voted to boycott Israel links, Daniel stood up and interviewed with the Jewish Chronicle in 2012 speaking about them adopting the boycott. Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://rabbisacks.org/rabbi-sacks-conversation-daniel-taub/ and http://frenchtribune.com/avis/25611-ambassador-daniel-taub-unravels-balfour-declaration
He stated that he was concerned about the atmosphere on some campuses and warned administrators to ensure views supporting Israel are expressed freely and without fear of intimidation from other people.
In 2014, Daniel Taub visited Bradford after George Galloway, its city representative to parliament, made a ruling that declared the city an Israel-free zone. Daniel met with him, and they discussed on how to improve their links which resulted positively enhancing their relationship in many aspects.
Mr. Taub is a famous Israeli diplomat, a writer, and an international lawyer specialized in counter-terrorism and the laws of war. Moreover, he serves at the Yad Hanadiv Foundation based in Jerusalem as its director of strategy and planning. He is an alumnus of Oxford University College, London University College, and Harvard University.
After moving to Israel, he served in the IDF as a combat medic and later as a reserve officer in the IDF’s International law division. Daniel Taub holds many positions in the legal, diplomatic and political sectors in the Israeli Foreign Ministry.
Daniel was passionate about improving links between Israeli and the U.K. which he achieved.