Daniel Taub

Hundreds gather at London vigil for murdered teenagers

By Daniel Easterman, July 2, 2014

Hundreds of people gathered for a candlelit vigil outside the Israeli embassy on Wednesday night to express their solidarity with the bereaved families of the three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped and killed in the West Bank.

Representatives of major communal organisations were present, including the Jewish Leadership Council, the Board of Deputies, UJIA and the Zionist Federation.


Christian worshippers welcome Israeli ambassador Daniel Taub

By Daniel Easterman, May 16, 2014

The diplomatic duties of an Israeli ambassador don’t normally involve giving Bible and Hebrew lessons to a church of Christian worshippers.

But last Sunday ambassador Daniel Taub found a receptive audience in the form of the congregation of the Anglican Holy Trinity Brompton church in London’s Knightsbridge.


Shalom Scotland - on the road with Israel's ambassador Daniel Taub

By Marcus Dysch, May 16, 2014

In the corner of a university classroom, Daniel Taub tucks into a shortbread biscuit, loosens his collar and removes his suit jacket.

Israel’s ambassador to Britain had just given an hour’s lecture to an international group of students in Edinburgh, and now he was taking a moment to relax before embarking on the next engagement.


'Israelis need to mix with UK Jews'

By Sandy Rashty, January 20, 2014

Israeli Ambassador Daniel Taub has urged Israelis living here to engage with British Jews, saying it was “sad” that they were only really connected by the anti-boycott movement.

Giving an address in Ivrit to an Israeli Business Club event in Hampstead this week, he told the 90 Israelis that there was a divide between the two communities.


"Flying on El Al is something of an acquired taste," Israeli Ambassador Taub tells Limmud

By Daniel Easterman, December 26, 2013

Israeli Ambassador to the UK, Daniel Taub gives a JDOV talk (the Jewish world's answer to the popular TED talk series), on the ten objects which represent Israel for him. One of these is a model El Al plane and hilarity for the knowing audience ensues.


Israeli ambassador tells bishops how Bible can be used to achieve peace

By Marcus Dysch, November 21, 2013

Israel's ambassador to Britain has led a fringe session at the Church of England's General Synod.

Daniel Taub spoke to around 80 bishops, church ministers and lay leaders about applying biblical lessons to the Middle East peace process.

Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu was among the participants who heard Mr Taub discuss his past experience as part of Israel's negotiating team.


Ambassador Taub launches Birthright plan

By Josh Jackman, July 17, 2013

Israeli ambassador Daniel Taub has launched Taglit-Birthright Israel’s new “UK awareness campaign” at an event celebrating the group’s 13th anniversary.

Mr Taub congratulated the Jerusalem-based organisation on its “barmitzvah”, stating that it was “one of the unusual, ambitious and effective projects in Jewish history”.


Monkey business for Taub in Gibraltar

By Zoe Winograd, July 5, 2013

The Israeli ambassador Daniel Taub shows he is willing to debate the case for Israel to anyone who listens. The ambassador encountered this Barbary ape during a visit to Gibraltar. Mr Taub also met Jewish leaders and discussed trade with the Minister for Financial Services and Justice Gilbert Licudi. (Photo: Stewart Gross)


Foreign Office to Taub: 'disappointed' at settlements development

By Anna Sheinman, December 3, 2012

The Israeli Ambassador to the UK, Daniel Taub, was formally summoned to the Foreign Office on Monday and told that the UK was “disappointed” by Israel’s decision to plan new homes in the settlements in the West Bank.


Synod debates Israel trips

By Gavin Drake , November 23, 2012

The issue of female bishops was not the only controversial motion debated at the Church of England’s General Synod this week. The motion it passed in July, endorsing the partisan Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) was also discussed.