Ambassadors have the role of maintaining or improving the relationships between their host country and home country. It is the desire of every ambassador to see improvement in this relationship during their tenure.One of the ambassadors that made great improvements between their nation and the host country is the former Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom Mr. Daniel Taub. According to the article published on the Algemeiner website on June 19, 2015, trade relationship improved tremendously during Taub’s tenure. The article titled “UK-Israeli Trade Doubled under Resigning Ambassador Taub” stated that the two nations witnessed a double growth in their bilateral trade.
Taub’s 4-year tenure also recorded an increase in the cultural, business and academic linkage between the two nations. According to the article, the trade between Israel and the UK entered a golden era during those four years leading to the establishment of more than 300 Israeli businesses within the UK. The Israel-Britain Chamber Of Commerce reported over $ 5.5billion annual bilateral trade, while the then British Secretary of State For Business, Innovation And Skills Sajid Javid said the figure could be near $ 7 billion. The article also mentions that Daniel Taub was born in the UK and later became an Israeli ambassador to the UK in 2011.
About Daniel Taub
Taub’s parents lived in England where they brought up Daniel Taub throughout his early years. Daniel Taub studied at Haberdasher Aske Boy high school before studying at both the Harvard and Oxford Universities. When he was in his 20s Taub decided to travel to Israel and immediately got enrolled in the Israeli defense forces where he worked as the combat medic before moving to the international law division to work as the reserve officer. Daniel Taub also served shortly as the writer of the president’s speech during his early days in Israel and was later assigned to work with Israel’s foreign ministry.
Taub held various positions in the foreign ministry from legal to political and diplomatic roles. He specialized in the international law, especially in the counter-terrorism laws and laws of War. Taub also played crucial roles in the Israeli missions managing to represent the interest of the country in various international platforms. He was the legal advisor to the Israeli mission to UN in Geneva and New York.in 2011 Daniel Taub was appointed the Israeli-UK ambassador with the promise to improve the trade relationship between the two countries. Learn more: http://www.yadhanadiv.org.il/staff-member/daniel-taub