Daniel Taub Ambassador of Israel to UK

The Israeli diplomat and international lawyer, Daniel Taub, is a prolific writer on Israel and Middle Eastern Politics. Daniel Taub publishes articles in the Daily Telegraph, the Times, the Huffington Post as well as the Guardian. Taub is a religious writer as well, and his Parasha Diplomatit is a recognized commentary on the bible. Taub often combines humor alongside his political perspectives with his Torah reflections.

Noteworthy is Daniel Taub’s screenwriting credits, including the first season of the Grand Rabbi (2003), starring Amos Lavi, Ayelet Margalit , and Renana Raz. Daniel Taub writes to break down the stereotypical identities of religious and secular society. Besides Daniel Taub’s work as a diplomat, columnist and screenwriter he is a lecturer in international law and a speechwriter for President Chaim Herzog. Read more: Daniel Taub| Behance and Daniel Taub | Wikipedia

In a recent interview, Daniel Taub answered some questions regarding his interest and work in Israeli diplomacy. At a time he was completing his studies at Oxford, London, and Harvard he took an interest in the work that was being done as a consequence of the Madrid Peace Conference.

Taub was very interested in being an active contributor to the peace negotiations between Israeli and its surrounding states, so he joined as a speechwriter for President Chaim Herzog in 1991.

With groundwork already established in Negotiations and International Law, he became a primary contributor to the work that had just begun in the Israeli foreign ministry. Taub originally intended this work to be a short hiatus to his career, but he remained with his work for two decades.

Taub says his work as Israel’s Ambassador in the UK is varied in his day to day responsibilities. Taub distributes his energies across a broad spectrum of critical and necessary activities among them being Political dialogue, security and intelligence sharing, dialogue with faith communities, close association with Jewish communities and working closely with businesses and tech companies.

Taub’s responsibilities remain the same but the emphasis and interaction with various communities, like faith and business, change daily.

For example, the dialogue with the upcoming British group of entrepreneurs and the Israeli ecological system was an active time in which entrepreneurs from Britain and Israel could build bridges that allowed them to work toward common technological goals. Early dialogues with Facebook and Google Taub was able to start competitions where entrepreneurial startups could compete for winning training in Israel.

Also, recently Taub has been able to strengthen the ties between Moslems and Jewish religious affairs through lecturing on the Hebrew Scriptures to Moslem and Jewish Church leaders.