Daniel Taub: Ambassador, Peacekeeper and Role Model

Ambassador Daniel Taub can be personally thanked for improving Israel’s economic situation by increasing trade with nations such as the U.K. He was Israel’s ambassador to the U.K. for four years between 2011 and 2015. During this time, Ambassador Daniel Taub increased international trade between the two nations from $4 billion to $8 billion and enabled more than 300 Israeli businesses to begin operations in the United Kingdom. His reign as Ambassador led to drastic improvements with respect to Israel’s educational, cultural and bilateral business transactions. Danial Taub made sure to learn from every situation and even traveled to Ireland during times of unrest to learn and observe the techniques and methods used by peacekeepers to settle situations. Daniel was a negotiator between Israel and Palestine and learned from his experience in Ireland to become a better peace negotiator.


Daniel Taub has been involved with the Israeli government and its armed forces since he was 27 years old. He began as a combat medic in 1989, and a few years later joined the Israeli Foreign Ministry where he was quickly promoted to Principle Advisor to Israel’s Foreign Ministry. Daniel Taub has over thirty years of experience in law, negotiating and foreign affairs. Daniel earned his bachelors degree from the Chancery Lane School of law, then received his masters in law from University College, London and finally his Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University in 2002. His vast knowledge, experience and educational background helped him become one of the most successful and reputable Ambassador’s in Israel’s history. He had the honor of meeting Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and continues to support Israel’s peace efforts.


As Ambassador, Daniel managed to negotiate contracts with large corporations such as, Google and Facebook and emphasized interfaith cooperation and organized activities and events that jointly celebrated all faiths. His methods were unconventional, but received great praise and support. Daniel believed that faith should not be a means for war and all religions can be celebrated together cooperatively without conflict or tension. Learn more:



Daniel Taub is currently the director of strategy and planning at Yad Hanadiv Foundation in Jerusalem, Israel. Yad Hanadiv was founded in 1958 by Dorothy de Rothschild in memory of her late husbands father Baron Edmond James de Rothschild. Yad Hanadiv means the Rothschild Foundation in Hebrew. It is the charitable Rothschild foundation that helps fund, support and improve several of Israel’s advancement efforts such as, educational and environmental advancement as well as academic excellence, civil projects and Arab community relations.







Daniel Taub: Israel’s top ambassador to the UK

Daniel Taub is probably the most respected Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom. He served that role from 2011 to 2015 and was a strong influence on trade between the two nations. Prior to becoming an ambassador, he served in many positions. Daniel Taub studied at several prestigious schools including Oxford and University College and Harvard. The UK native moved to Israel in 1989. During his time in Israel, he joined the Israel Defense Forces and served under the leadership of future prime minister Ariel Sharon. Daniel Taub later joined the Israeli Foreign Minister, where he specialized in laws of war and counter-terrorism.


Daniel Taub also gained experience as a speechwriter, negotiator and legal advisor. He was influential in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and growing the International Red Cross. All this public service led him to become the Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom in 2011. During his four year term, he is best known for doubling the trade between the two countries and creating what has been dubbed as the “Golden Era.” According to British Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Sajid Javid more than 300 Israeli businesses opened up in the United Kingdom, creating jobs and spurring economic growth. Along with trade, Daniel Taub also focused on tech growth and advancement. Learn more:



Just before leaving his post as ambassador, he was privileged to see the Queen of England. During the 2011 meeting, Daniel Taub was the premier Israeli diplomat. During the meeting the Queen asked what did it feel like to be a representative to the very country he had been born into? Daniel Taub responded saying it allowed him to build bridges between the two world leaders. Taub was so well respected that during his retirement party, a group of people from England’s Jewish community came to see him and give him a proper send off.


With his legal and political career over, Daniel Taub turned to lecturing and public speaking. He has made many appearances on CNN, Sky News and BBC. Daniel Taub became the first ambassador to be interviewed by the BBC Persian network. Daniel Taub has also wrote frequently on a variety of topics and is also the author of the book “Parasha Diplomatit” which is based on biblical texts. He even has become a scriptwriter for an Israeli based drama series. Daniel Taub has gained notoriety in Israel and around the world.