Daniel Taub

Daniel Taub is an Israeli diplomat and international lawyer. He served as a member of Israel’s negotiation teams in the Israeli-Syrian and Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and as Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom. He also served as Director of Strategy and Planning of the Yad Hanadiv (Rothschild) foundation.

Daniel is the author of Parasha Diplomatit, a book of diplomatic insights on biblical texts, and created and wrote a popular Israeli drama series, HeChatzer, set in an ultra-orthodox Hasidic sect. He has taught classes at Pardes on Biblical and Talmudic texts and ran a Difficult Conversations Laboratory using rabbinic insights to deepen discussion of contentious issues.

Daniel was educated at University College, Oxford; University College, London; and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He also studied in Pardes (1985-6). He lives with his wife Zehava, Principal of the Junior High School for the Arts, in Jerusalem. They have six children.