Daniel Taub, former ambassador for Israel to the United Kingdom, has had a notable career in writing, public relations, and international law. Daniel was born and raised in the United Kingdom, where he attended the secondary school at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School. He later studied at the University College, Oxford for a Bachelor’s degree in Literature in 1983, the Chancery Lane School of Law for his United Kingdom Lawyers Certification in 1985, the University College, London for a Masters’ Degree in Law in 1989, and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government for a Masters’ Degree in Public Policy in 2002.
Daniel Taub served in the Israel Defense Forces as a combat medic and as a Reserve Officer in the International Law Division of the Israeli Defense Forces. He served as the Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 2011 until 2015, where he placed a great deal of emphasis on uniting the people of Israel and Palestine and bringing the middle east into the future. Daniel is currently Director of Strategy and Planning of the Yad Hanadiv foundation, whose goal is to further the peaceful development of democracy and Israeli ideals and equality for all inhabitants of Israel. Mr. Taub wrote Parasha Diplomatit and provides humorous commentary on Torah readings. Mr. Taub also writes articles that appear in several major online newspapers, including The Huffington Post and The Guardian, in addition to the script for HeChatzer, a popular drama series. He lives in the Jerusalem area and is happily married with six children.
Quite notably, in 2014 Daniel Taub defiantly entered Bradford, West Yorkshire, England despite the declaration by xenophobic then-Member of Parliament George Galloway that it was to be a “Israel free zone”. Galloway even warned against Israeli tourists, scholars and others visiting the city, as they were “unwanted and unwelcome”. Galloway has notably been xenophobic and branded as a racist, even refusing to debate an Israeli student representative in 2013, stating he “does not debate with Israelis” and walked out of the building.
With increased security measures, Mr. Daniel Taub bravely delivered a speech to the people of Bradford who invited him, thanking them for showing him “the real voice of Bradford and Yorkshire”. He emphasized the need for inclusiveness the people of Bradford showed in order to bring peace. He continued his visit to the borough by talking with several groups, including councilors and religious leaders. Learn more: https://www.jnf.co.uk/2015/07/jnf-uk-bids-farewell-ambassador-daniel-taub/