Diplomat Daniel Taub is a TV Series Writer too

Daniel Taub, the renowned Israeli diplomat, is known for his accurate judgment on various international affairs and an expert in foreign policies. However, many people are unaware that he is TV series writer as well. In 2003, he came up with the idea of an Israeli soap opera “Rebbe’s Court” and wrote its plotline as well as the entire scripts.

While he was collaborating with a think-tank, he got the idea of coming up with fresh concepts for Jewish TV channels. But, Taub said that he was never planned to write it, but when he proposed the plan for a soap opera that was set on a court of the Hasidic rebbe, the members of think-tank encouraged him to come up with a sample episode. Read more: Daniel Taub | LinkedIn and Daniel Taub | Wikipedia

Interestingly, Daniel Taub wrote the series without having any prior connection to soap operas at all; he did not even watch a full episode of any soap opera until that day. But, he referenced the internet and bought books that teach script writing and started with the TV series of 26 episodes.

The toughest challenge during those days was managing his time between home and busy work. With the soap opera, Taub wanted to break the stereotype characters and made it more secular and apt to the traditional Jewish audience.

The secular characters of the series were at the positive light of the program to make them connected with the viewers. However, Daniel Taub accepted that he faced greater dilemmas in splitting the plot between secular and religious Jews. Initially, he kept his involvement in the program secret at the ministry.

Once people started hooked to the plot, it garnered appreciation for him from the ministry as well as from the legal community. Interestingly, the biggest fans of the series were the fans of Taub’s discussions and standings on international affairs.

Daniel Taub is known for his excellent oratory skills that he nurtured from his school days by participating debates. He is considered as the face of Israel policies and stands in many international forums and has a long association with the foreign ministry of the country.

Taub served as the country’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom during the period 2011-2015, which was considered as the golden years of Israeli-U.K relationship.

Taub is also an international lawyer and served as a combat medic at the Israel Army during the initial days of his career. In the early 90s, he helped the-then President of the country, Chaim Herzog, to prepare the speeches.

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