Daniel Taub; The Diplomat

Daniel Taub was born in 1962 in Great Britain. He also grew up in the UK. He acquired his secondary education in Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School, Elstree. He later joined Oxford University College, London. Daniel furthered his education at Harvard University.

In 1989, Taub decided to move to Israel where he planned on using his skills to serve the people. His first services were in the Israel Defense Forces where he acted as a combat medic. He was also a reserve officer in the Forces’ international law sector.

Daniel was lucky to write speeches for the then President of Israel, Chaim Herzog. His professionalism was admirable and in 1991, he was able to grab a position in the Israeli Foreign Ministry. That was an amazing welcome for Taub whose dreams were becoming a reality.

Taub has expertise in international law which has enabled him to hold numerous posts in legal, diplomatic and political sectors in Israeli Foreign Ministry. He has mainly specialized in counter-terrorism and laws regarding wars.

He has served in the Ministry as the Principal Deputy Legal Advisor where he took part in Israeli’s missions to various organizations such as United Nations in New York and Geneva. Taub has been a great representative for Israel in many forums internationally.

Daniel did not back down in making Israel a better nation. He took part in peace negotiations with Palestine. He was also a member of the team that led in negotiations between Syria and Israel. After the Gaza flotilla incident, Daniel represented Israel in the UN committee that was responsible with investigations.

Other than that, Taub was among the professionals who took part in the discussion that permitted Israel’s Red Cross society, Magen David Adom, to join Internationa Red Cross Movement. This was after 7 decades of trying.

Taub’s efforts in his career led him to be appointed as the Ambassador of Court of St. James in 2011. He focused on trade and technology and by 2013, bilateral trade in Israel had risen to $8 billion. This was a huge improvement experienced in a short period.

In 2013, Daniel earned the title of the first Abassodort o the International Maritime Organisation from Israel. This ended in 2015 and Taub went back to his home in Israel.

Taub has lectured in various institutions. He is also a public speaker where he has given speeches on many occasions. He has written articles for magazines. he is also the author of Parasha Diplomatit. Learn more: http://rabbisacks.org/rabbi-sacks-conversation-daniel-taub/