Daniel Taub: The Man Who Became another Country’s Ambassador in His Country of Origin

Daniel Taub is the Director of Strategy and Planning of the Yad Hanadiv Foundation. He was born in the United Kingdom in 1962. Daniel’s career life has revolved around legal, political and diplomatic circles. Daniel Taub is famous for serving as the Israeli Ambassador to a country where he was born- the United Kingdom. Read more: Daniel Taub | Ideamench

Daniel Taub served as Israeli Ambassador to the UK for four years. His tenure started in 2011 and ended in the summer of 2015. While in this position, Mr. Taub was able to double the value of bilateral trade between the two nations. In summer 2015, the Israeli Embassy announced Taub’s retirement.

A statement that was released by the Israel government recognized the outstanding work that was done by the outgoing ambassador, which has enabled the country to experience a double growth in business, strengthening ties between Israel and the UK in addition to the growth of academics.

While speaking during the British Israeli Business Awards, Sajid Javid, the British Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, indicated that over 300 Israeli companies have set up operations in the United Kingdom. He estimated that the value of bilateral trade between the two countries had crossed the $7 billion mark. Learn more about Daniel Taub: and

Besides his outstanding performance as an ambassador, Daniel Taub is also remembered for visiting Bradford city even after George Galloway, who was the town’s representative to parliament, had branded the area an Israel-free zone.

In his early days, Daniel Taub spent time in the United Kingdom where he schooled at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School in Elstree, Hertfordshire. He later joined Oxford University College for further studies.

He also studied in Harvard University. Afterwards, Mr. Taub relocated to Israel. Immediately he settled in Israel, Taub got a job as the president’s speechwriter. Before joining the Israeli Foreign Ministry in 1991, he served as a reserve officer and a combat medic in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

In the Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taub served as a Principal Deputy Legal Advisor where he was extensively involved in legal and political matters. Notably, he provided advisory services in Israel missions involving the United Nations. Additionally, Taub served as the key person in the negotiations between Israel and Palestine.

Daniel Taub is a speaker, and he has appeared in several interviews with notable media house. He is also a writer and usually writes articles that are featured in The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and The Times among other publications.

In 2013, Taub was a recipient of Grassroots Diplomat Initiative Honoree award for his contribution in supporting youth entrepreneurs and their businesses.