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/

 

 

 

Daniel Taub Defies Anti-Semitism By Visiting Israel Free Zone

In 2014, the Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Daniel Taub, paid a visit to the city of Bradford following controversy as George Galloway, the Bradford West MP, who had declared that the constituency was an “Israel free zone.” Based on reports from Argus as well as the Telegraph, Daniel Taub had stated his purpose for defying the declaration was in order to hold a series of meetings with numerous groups, including faith leaders and councilors after invitations from within the city’s community.

After the comments from Galloway, stating that the city should become an Israel free zone, free of Israeli tourists, goods, services, or academics, Taub received invitations from within the community to pay a visit to Bradford.

Upon his arrival, Daniel Taub’s first impressions of Bradford were of a city with an altogether different attitude than that presented in Galloway’s statements, later stating that “the real voice of Bradford is not the voice of exclusion we hear from George Galloway but the voice of inclusion.”

Adding his thoughts that the city presented an exceptional example “of how people from all faiths and backgrounds can live and work and cooperate together.” An example he hopes others will follow.

Galloway has had a history of anti-Israeli actions, being touted as a bigot after an incident in which he had stormed out of a debate after discovering that his opponent was from Israel, making a statement that “I don’t debate with Israelis.” Read more: Daniel Taub – Crunchbase

He has also made several entirely baseless conspiracies public regarding Israel, such as the engineering unrest in Ukraine by Israel, or Israel having given Al-Qaeda access to chemical weaponry. However, he had later denied even making these claims, despite the statements being held on record.

Taub’s visit to Bradford had been made amid tightened security, his statement on the matter is that “Bradford encourages dialogue and I believe in that too, that is why I have come.” His statement is followed by another to Argus and the Telegraph that “I am here because I was invited to come by the people of Bradford, who sent a clear message that George Galloway does not represent them.”

Prior to Taub’s visit, activists supporting the Israeli state had made efforts to provide a counter to Galloway’s comments by staging an “infiltration” of the city, releasing a video showcasing the activity, and denouncing Galloway’s comments.

With generally warm reception from the general populace and little resistance to the visit, Taub secured an important step in helping improve relations between the United Kingdom and Israel.