Daniel Taub: Diplomat and Writer

Born in the United Kingdom in 1962, Daniel Taub is the former Israeli Ambassador to the UK. The Jewish international lawyer immigrated to Israel in 1989 during the beginning stages of the tech revolution.

The Madrid Peace Conference of the early 90’s took place soon after he immigrated and he decided he wanted to join the effort and became part of the foreign ministry of Israel. His leave of absence from intellectual property law ended up lasting more than twenty years and he became an internationally renowned diplomat.

In 2013, the UN signed a Geneva accord in relation to Iran’s quest to become a world nuclear power. Daniel Taub believes that the agreement was not nearly enough to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons with or without the sanctions imposed by the United Nations. Read more: Daniel Taub | Wikipedia and Daniel Taub | Ideamench

During the beginning stages of discussion, there was a lot of focus on what percentage the uranium Iran had in is possession could be enriched.

Soon after discussions began, Iran acquired a large centrifuge and other equipment that made limiting the percentages futile as their stock of uranium could easily be purified to weapons-grade levels and better according to Daniel Taub. Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/the-aliyah-100-list/ and http://www.hampsteadshul.org.uk/event/isaiah-berlin-lecture-2017-daniel-taub/

The UN’s accord did not require them to dispose of this equipment and it could theoretically be up and running right after the accord was passed.

The nuclear developments in Iran have caused countries in the Middle East with animosity towards each other to consider opening communication in order to prevent a nuclear attack.

Daniel Taub believes that despite the differences between the countries and their citizens, there is still hope for some semblance of peace in the Middle East. With the events happening in Iran, Israel is considering making deals with countries who they previously considered enemies due to issues like the long-standing disagreement over the Gaza Strip.

Daniel Taub earned his BA in literature in 1983 from Oxford University before earning his UK Certification for Lawyers at the Chancery Lane School of Law.

From 1988 to 1989 he attended law school at the University College of London where he earned his LLM. In 2002, well into his career, he earned an additional masters degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Currently the Yad Hanadiv Foundation’s Director of Strategy and Planning since 2015, he also served as a medic in the Israel Defense Force.

He utilizes his degree in literature as the chief scriptwriter and creator of Hechatzer, an Israeli TV series.