Former Israeli diplomat Daniel Taub spectacular achievements

Daniel Taub is the former Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom. Daniel Taub was appointed to serve in the office of the ambassador in 2011. His appointment followed the good performance he had shown while serving in the ministry of foreign affairs as a legal counsel. Taub is an international lawyer of repute.

He has specialized in counter-terrorism and laws of way. Daniel Taub experience in the field of legal matters is what made him an asset to his country. Learn more about Daniel Taub: https://soundcloud.com/danieltaub and http://www.yadhanadiv.org.il/staff-member/daniel-taub

There were numerous positions where he could fit with his expertise. His first duty in Israel was to serve in the Israeli Defense Forces before he was moved to the international law division of the ministry of foreign affairs.

Daniel Taub expertise in legal field would see him appointed to the office of the deputy principal legal advisor in the ministry of legal affairs. It meant that he was responsible for all legal matter in the ministry. This was an honor for the UK-born diplomat.

He was tasked with advising the country on the various issues of international concern. For instance, he was supposed to guide the mission that represented Israel at the UN headquarters both in New York and Geneva.

Daniel Taub appointment to the office of the ambassador came as good news to the Jewish community leaving in the United Kingdom. First of all, Daniel Taub was born in the United Kingdom and spent most of his young age there. He moved to Israel at the age of almost 30.

So, his appointment to the office of the ambassador was taking him back to a country that he knew very well. As someone who had lived in the United Kingdom, he did not have a hard time adapting to the country.

He was already familiar with the way of life for the English people. As soon as he was appointed to office, he was able to make a difference instantly. He started working on areas where the two countries had shared interests.

Daniel Taub tenure of four years remains the most successful in the history of the relationship between the United Kingdom and Israel. Daniel Taub helped the two countries establish a strong trade partnership which saw trade in just four years double and reach $7 billion annually.

Israeli goods and services were getting a good market in the United Kingdom, and this was good news for the Israelis. The move would boost the economy of the Middle East country a great deal.

Goodbye, Mr Taub

Daniel Taub was born in the United Kingdom in 1962 and was raised there until he moved to Israel in 1989 to serve as a combat medic for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

This led to a position as a reserve officer in the IDF’s international law division, which then in turn started him on a career path in diplomacy. Taub has held many diplomatic, legal, and political posts throughout his career.

He was a member of Israel’s negotiation team for the Israel-Syria conflict, and a negotiator on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. This resume set him on the trajectory to be the perfect candidate for representing both his cultural and geographical homelands.

He was appointed as the new Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Court of St. James in 2011. During his time as Ambassador, Daniel Taub placed a heavy emphasis on trade and technology links.

Between the years of 2011 – 2013, UK-Israel bilateral trade increased to 8-billion dollars. He introduced the Bizcamp start-up competition alongside Google, and was nominated for the Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award. Read more: Daniel Taub | LinkedIn and Daniel Taub | Ideamench

Alongside his position as Ambassador to the UK, he also became Israel’s first Ambassador to the International Maritime Organization which is based in London. All these things could be seen as a very successful career as his position comes to an end.

At a farewell reception at his home, Daniel Taub was met with many Jewish people expressing sorrow for the end of his Ambassadorship. The records will show he has proved to be one of the most successful and popular Israeli envoy in history.

The Queen of England asked him at the beginning of his position in 2011 how he felt about giving up his British citizenship to represent the country to which he immigrated less than 30 years earlier. He said he felt “privileged to raise his children in their historic homeland”, but that he was also “aware of the opportunity they found in the United Kingdom.”

Daniel Taub closed his answer by saying he hoped to express his appreciation of that fact by “bringing the two countries together.” Four years after that meeting he stated: “I actually feel that happened.” He certainly wasn’t alone in that thought.