Back in 2013, Daniel Taub, Israel’s former ambassador to the UK, suggested at the time that his country might form alliances with former enemies in case Iran develops nuclear weapons. He mentions Saudi Arabia and other Gulf States as potential allies that are afraid Iran will have nuclear weapons soon. Read more: Daniel Taub | Crunchbase and Ambassador to the UK Daniel Taub argues the Geneva deal endangers us all
Despite a recent agreement between Iran and the UK, Taub sees Iran easily enriching enough uranium to build a bomb and still stay within the bounds of the six-month agreement. Taub served as Israel’s ambassador to the UK from 2011 to 2015, and during his tenure, he helped establish Israel information Centers in Scotland and in Wales to reach out to parts of Great Britain’s society that they had missed.
While he was extremely busy during his time as the Israeli ambassador, Taub did manage to ensure that he and his family went the theater in London before leaving. Taub did get to meet many of the people that interested him the most in the UK, including Queen Elizabeth
A native UK citizen, Daniel Taub moved to Israel in 1989. He joined the Israel Defense Force, and then Taub had a long, distinguished, 25-year career in Israel’s Foreign Ministry.
He served as an international attorney and represented Israel during negotiations and at international conferences. Taub was the legal adviser for Israel at the United Nations and at Geneva. He helped negotiate Israeli-Palestinian peace accords as well.
A previous speechwriter for Israeli President Chaim Herzog, Taub went on to write articles for the Guardian, the Huffington Post, the Daily Telegraph and more. He authored wrote Parasha Diplomatit, a book which added a diplomatic twist to Torah readings. Additionally, Taub is a scriptwriter for the Israeli drama series HeChatzer. In 2017, Taub delivered the 15th Isaiah Berlin Annual Lecture as well.
In 2016, Daniel Taub joined Yad Hanadiv, a philanthropic foundation acting on behalf of the Rothschild family trusts, where he serves as the director of strategy and planning.
Taub earned degrees from University College, Oxford and London and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He currently lives in Jerusalem with his wife Zehava.