Although born in England in 1962, Daniel Taub has always been proud of his Jewish heritage. In fact, he and his family emigrated to Israel so that his children could grow up in the Jewish homeland. There he joined the Israeli Foreign Ministry in 1991 after serving in the Israel Defense Forces.
Already respected as an expert in international law, Taub brought to his office a high level of knowledge and experience of counter-terrorism and the laws of war. He had previously served as Principal Deputy Legal Advisor of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Besides acting as legal adviser to Israel’s missions to the United Nations, he was also a representative of Israel in areas of political security and economic interests. Read more: Daniel Taub | Ideamench and Daniel Taub | Crunchbase
In 2011, Daniel Taub returned to England proudly wearing his kippah as an Israeli citizen who would act as Ambassador of the State of Israel.
When Queen Elizabeth asked him how he was going to feel back in England but representing Israel as his nation, Taub replied that he felt privileged to have his children living in “their historic homeland after an exile of 2,000 years,” where opportunities are open to them.
Daniel Taub also told the Queen that he hoped to express his appreciation for the past efforts of Britain toward the establishment of Israel as a national home for the Jewish people. Taub mentioned, too, that he did not forget that while his family was in England, they were afforded many opportunities, and he hoped to express his appreciation by “bringing the two countries closer together.”
In 2015, Taub had clearly accomplished his goal, and the Jewish community in Britain concurred. Many of them expressed their appreciation of Taub’s successful efforts of increasing trade between Israel and England. But, they added their regret that he was returning to Israel.
Positive areas of peaceful co-existence in this area have resulted from what Taub describes as “the surprising resilience of our peace agreements,” such as those between Egypt and Jordan, two countries that have remarkably withstood the turmoil in the region.
Daniel Taub attributes his success to having faith in his life which “opens up opportunities for building bridges to other communities.”