Daniel Taub served a four-year term as the Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom. His term was from 2011 to 2015 and it was broadly considered a very successful term which brought these two nations closer together and from which both benefited.
During his term trade between these two countries doubled and they also established closer ties when it came to academics and culture.
One of the things that he pushed back against during his term was an anti-Israeli sentiment among some groups in the UK. He had a big concern about what was going on at college campuses where the atmosphere was particularly concerning to him. Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/personal-view/8833883/Gilad-Shalits-return-is-a-testament-to-Israels-love-of-life.html and http://askreporter.com/2017/09/religion-should-have-a-place-at-the-negotiating-table-says-israeli-negotiator-daniel-taub/
He stressed that all viewpoints should be able to be freely expressed. When the MP of Bradford West, George Galloway, proclaimed that he wanted his area to be an “Israel Free Zone”, Daniel Taub made it a point to soon after visit that area and hold talks with various parties.
He was born in Great Britain and earned both a bachelor’s and a law degree at the University Colleges in both Oxford and London. He also graduated from the Kennedy School of Government which is administered by Harvard University. After this he moved to Israel along with his family.
After he arrived in Israel, Daniel Taub joined the Israel Defense Forces. He was a combat medic initially and later served as a reserve officer. During this time he also wrote speeches for the then-president of Israel, Chaim Herzog.
Prior to being named as the UK ambassador, Daniel Taub had worked for several years for the Israeli Foreign Ministry.
He has been a legal advisor a number of times, such as when Israel has made missions to the United Nations. Another position he has held is as the Principal Deputy Legal Advisor. Today he is a director for the nonprofit Yad Hanandiv Foundation.
Daniel Taub is also a writer. He has written articles about Israel as well as the broader Middle East for many publications around the world. He also wrote a book that showcased his thoughts about diplomacy and how it is best carried out.
Additionally, he created a tv series called Hechatzer. He was the chief scriptwriter for this show which took as its setting the ultra-orthodox Hasidic sect and their lifestyles.