Daniel Taub was born in the United Kingdom in 1962 and graduated from the University College in Oxford, University College in London, as well as Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. In 1989, he moved to Israel and served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as a medic. In 1991, he began working for the Israeli Foreign Ministry.He career dedication to making connections and building a relationship between the U.K. and Israeli.
In an article written by the Algemeiner, Taub’s dedication to increasing trade between the U.K. and Israeli is showcased. During his tenure between 2011 to 2015, the trade between the two countries doubled. Bilateral trade between the U.K. and Israeli grew to over $5.5 billion according to the Israel-Britian Chamber of Commerce. British Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Sajid Javid, put the growth around $7 billion.
In 2014, according to the article, Taub visited Bradford after George Galloway, the city’s representative to parliament declared the area an “Israel-free zone.”
Taub retired as the Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom in 2015. During his tenure, trading with the U.K. has double. The linkage between the two countries has significantly grown in academia, business, and culturally under Taub’s leadership. It was announced at the British Israeli Business Awards in May that the two countries had entered a “golden era.” More than 300 Israeli businesses have begun operating in the U.K. Throughout Taub’s career, he risked his safety in order to challenge others thinking and better understand situations. Not only was Daniel Taub an Israeli diplomat and international lawyer, he is also a writer. Taub’s writing has been published in The Times, the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, and the Huffington Post. His books, ‘Parasha Diplomatit, gives insights on the biblical weekly sections. Daniel Taub is also the creator and chief scriptwriter for a popular Israeli drama series. The show chips away at stereotypes of secular and religious divisions in the Israeli society. He has also been interviewed by several news channels, including CNN.
Daniel Taub was a monumental mover in promoting the union between countries and disrupting stereotypes of his culture. His commitment to his country and his country of birth. Taub’s dedication to increasing the trade between the two countries. Learn more: http://rabbisacks.org/rabbi-sacks-conversation-daniel-taub/