Daniel Taub has said that every character in a soap opera has a secret that they keep to themselves.
As a writer of soap operas who wrote a large majority of the scripts and plot for “Rebbe’s Court,” an Israeli soap opera, he says he had no intention of writing it in the first place but couldn’t say no when he was asked to. Before writing the soap opera, he had never even seen a complete episode of one and relied on books and old scripts to guide him through the process.
The funny thing about this is that the soap opera became the Tchelet’s greatest show. Daniel Taub has revealed that the main reason he agreed to write it is because the soap opera focuses on breaking down Jewish stereotypes.
Daniel Taub commented that his work on the show actually improved his reputation in the legal community and won him fans at the ministry, but that his most sizeable fan base is comprised of people that appreciate what he brings to the table as a native, English-speaking Jew who is a part of the government of Israel.
Daniel Taub accredits part of his speaking skills to the time he spent on a debate team in high school and more of it to the time he spent as captain of the Oxford University debate team.
Another important piece of his history occurred when he was invited to meet the president of Israel after sending in some speeches he had wrote.
Daniel Taub served in the Israeli army as a combat medic, and he later served the Foreign Ministry as an intellectual property lawyer. During 1994-1998, he worked to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians by serving with the Israeli delegation.
He expressed his disappointment with the International Court of Justice hearings when they focused in on Israel’s response to terrorism rather than dealing with terrorism, itself. In the end, Taub succeeded at getting many states to urge the court to not entertain the case.
Daniel Taub has answered critics of the way he handles PR for Israel by explaining that representing the country is much more difficult than they think it is. Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://www.yadhanadiv.org.il/staff-member/daniel-taub and http://www.parashadiplomatit.com/
He expressed that it is difficult when a terrorist attack occurs and he can’t make a new law or policy. He especially gets frustrated with having to oversimplify issues that are actually much more complex than they are made out to be.