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.