Daniel Taub – a Diplomat And International Law Expert

Daniel Taub is a UK-born Israeli diplomat with education and experience in international law. Daniel Taub has written widely on the subject of the Middle East and Israel and has had his articles published in leading newspapers such as The Daily Telegraph, The Huffington Post, The Guardian and the Times. Learn more about Daniel Taub: https://ideamensch.com/daniel-taub/ and https://www.bloomberg.com/authors/AC5IR9iOgJI/daniel-taub

He has also written a book on biblical analysis; Parasha Diplomatic. The book analyses among other subjects such as humor and politics.

Daniel Taub; His Education and Career Summary

He is a prolific writer. He has written several dramas including HeChatzer. It is a series with a setting in an orthodox sect that is described by Daniel Taub as a blend between the Chosen and Downton Abbey. The objective of the series is primarily to help to break down the religious and secular divisions in the Jewish nation.

Daniel Taub continues to offer lectures in various universities on International Law and the theory of negotiation. He served as the main speechwriter for Chaim Herzog, the Israeli President. Daniel Taub was interviewed by the Independent Media regarding his career and activities.

The Interview

He was asked how he started working as a diplomat for Israel. Ambassador Daniel Taub said that he started off as a lawyer specializing in intellectual property. He notes that technology was undergoing a revolution at the time. Read more: Daniel Taub | Wikipedia and Daniel Taub| Behance

He recalls that it was an exciting time. He says that at the same time when matters were moving fast on the technology front, there was an announcement by the organizers of the Madrid Peace Conference that the opportunity to conduct a series of negotiations for peace between Israel and its neighbors was nigh.

He thought that since he had knowledge of international law and the theory of negotiation, and that he wished to be part of such an event, he took leave from his work and went to join the Israeli Foreign Ministry. He notes that it was supposed to be a stint but it turned out, by sheer coincidence, to last over 20 years.

His Days as an Ambassador

Ambassador Daniel Taub observes that according to his experience, there are no days that are the same.

He notes that as a diplomat, there are six major areas that occupy his time, i.e. tech cooperation and business, political dialogue, intelligence, and security information sharing, academic cooperation, the Jewish and other faith communities, media and general public diplomatic activity.

The tricky part according to Daniel is how to balance all the activities.

Daniel Taub And The Threat Of Annihilation

Israel’s ambassador to the UK Daniel Taub spoke with Alistair Dawber of the INDEPENDENT in November of 2013 outlining his concerns that the signing of the Geneva deal will not have a positive outcome on reducing Iran’s ability of acquiring a nuclear weapon.

Taub believes that Israel is not the only country concerned with Iran’s on-going efforts at nuclear proliferation. He has proposed ideas in working closely with neighboring countries, mainly Sunni dominated populations, to address Iran’s activity in a constructive manner.

Many of these neighboring countries do not have a favorable opinion of the Israel state, due primarily to Israel’s occupation of what is outlined as the Palestinian right to these lands. Daniel Taub’s proposal is to put aside these relatively small differences and focus on a collective effort to denuclearize the Iranian state.

Israel’s concerns are shared with their Western allies including the United States and United Kingdom, however Israel believes the proper action has not been taken. Sanctions were eased on Iran in exchange for better access to their nuclear facilities.

Daniel Taub is convinced that these efforts will do little to slow down the advancement of the program as centrifuges, water reactors, and the military component remain in place.

The Geneva deal only delays the development of nuclear weapons and much of its contents are centered around Iran’s willingness to be transparent with the inspection process. This fact has Israel less then convinced that Iran has any desire to comply with any of the measures outlined in the deal.

Israel depends heavily on the support from their allies and the creation of the Geneva deal in itself remains a point of contention within the country’s political leaders. Iran’s election of Hassan Rouhani, replacing sitting president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, opened up the door for negotiations between the West and Iran. Read more: Daniel Taub | Ideamench and Ambassador to the UK Daniel Taub argues the Geneva deal endangers us all

Rouhani is considered more of a moderate in his approach to Iranian ideals, where Ahmadinejad had a more tyrannical implementation of his agenda. Daniel Taub states that this deal was a result of a year’s worth of secret talks between the U.S. and Iran’s Ahmadinejad regime, who is on record for stating that Israel should be entirely wiped off the map of the world.

Moments after the deal was officially signed, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and then sitting U.S. President Barack Obama had what was described as not the most constructive telephone call.

Fallout from the deal also lead to a lower overall perception of Israeli-United States relations, leading to Daniel Taub’s initial statement that Israel might have to look elsewhere for allies to combat this most serious threat.

Learn more about Daniel Taub:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/personal-view/8833883/Gilad-Shalits-return-is-a-testament-to-Israels-love-of-life.html
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/13/israel-peace-pressure-israeli

Daniel Taub Visits Bradford To Speak With The People

Once Bradford city was declared an Israel free zone in a speech by George Galloway, it was inevitable Daniel Taub would be visiting the city. He had received numerous invitations from the community, and his visit included meetings with various groups. Once George Galloway stated there would be no Israeli academics, goods, tourists or services in Bradford, Daniel Taub traveled to Bradford. Once he arrived, he saw the attitudes of the people were very different from those of Galloway. He realized Galloway’s voice was not the voice of the city.

 

Daniel Taub believes no matter what an individual’s background or faith, there is no reason they cannot peacefully live and work together. An investigation by the British police is already underway pertaining to his speech which was additionally available online and through social media. Galloway was adamant about Bradford being an Israeli free zone, and no Israeli services or goods being welcome. He stated Israeli tourists were unwelcome in the city, and Israeli academics unwelcome within the colleges. He referred to the state of Israel as savage, barbarian and illegal.

 

Daniel Taub spoke of his region, stating it was not about any conflict between Shia or Sunni, but about the conflicts of the past. He does not want Israel to exist in the past, but rather look to a much better future. Galloway’s history shows he is bigoted towards Israel, and when he rudely left a debate because his opponent was Israeli, he was branded as a bigot. He simply refused to partake in a debate with an Israeli.

 

George Galloway has brought numerous crazy theories regarding an anti-Israel conspiracy directly to the attention of the public. He claimed Israel was responsible for the Ukraine unrest, and that Al-Qaeda received chemical weapons from the state of Israel. He later denied his recorded comments. Learn more: http://il.linkedin.com/in/daniel-taub

 

Daniel Taub’s visit to Bradbury required extremely tight security, but he believed the people of Bradford had an honest desire to talk. He went partially because of his belief in dialogue. He spoke of his invitation by the Bradford citizens, and believed them when they said they were not represented by George Galloway. He believes Bradford has a voice, but he does not believe it is Galloway. He spoke of the lengthy history between Israel and Bradford, and listened to what the people had to say. To counter Galloway’s statements, a video was released by pro-Israel activists to show they were in the city of Bradford,