Education and Work Background
Daniel Taub was born in 1962 in the United Kingdom. He was educated at the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School, Elstree. For his higher education, he attended University College, Oxford. He later attended University College in London and Harvard University. Read more: Daniel Taub | Crunchbase
In 1989, he moved back to Israel and started serving in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as a combat medic. Taub also served in the IDF’s international law sector as a reserve officer. He also became a speechwriter for President Chaim Herzog. In 1991 he started working for the Israeli Foreign Ministry where he was the Principal Deputy Legal Advisor.
This is because he is a guru in international law and has specialized in laws of war. He had many legal, diplomatic and political posts in the ministry, one of them being a legal adviser to Israel’s United Nations missions in Geneva and New York.
Daniel Taub has been in office as the Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom from June 2011 to September 2015. He currently works at Yad Hanadiv foundation as the Director of Strategy and Planning.
Taub had a firm emphasis regarding technology and trade links. He initiated the Bizcamp start-up competition in collaboration with Google. He was awarded the Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award for developing trade through young startups.
Mr. Daniel Taub has been involved in interfaith and cross-cultural activities by going to teach the Bible and Hebrew and jointly holding cultural events with other ambassadors to reach out to different ethnic groups to the UK and Israeli community. He has taught Hebrew and the Bible at the Church of England Synod and in Westminster Abbey.
According to the Israeli embassy statement, there has been a significant increase in trade between Israel and the UK and a positive development in business, academic and cultural links between the two countries during Taub’s tenure as the Israeli Ambassador to the UK.
During the British Israeli Business Awards, Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, stated that trade in the two countries had entered a “golden era” and the annual trade is about 7 billion US dollars. There are around 300 businesses run by the Israeli in the UK.
In an interview held by the Jewish Chronicle in 2012, Daniel Taub warned college administrators to ensure that every opinion is expressed freely without intimidation regardless of the person’s ethnic or cultural background.