Born in Britain in 1962, Daniel Taub is a leading diplomat and former Israel ambassador to Britain. He recounts clearly that very day when he met the Queen for his first time to present his credentials as the new ambassador of Israel.
This new office, however, could not alter an inch of his Jewish beliefs and practices. Knowing very well that Taub had to give up his British citizenship for the sake of the new role, the Queen asked Taub what he felt about representing a country to which he immigrated less than thirty years.
However, Taub only felt privileged to be able to bring up his children in their historical land after an exile. He only hoped that he would be able to appreciate the fact that London had offered hope for him and his family through bringing the two countries closer. Learn more about Daniel Taub: https://www.bloomberg.com/authors/AC5IR9iOgJI/daniel-taub and https://soundcloud.com/danieltaub
After serving for four years from 2011 to 2015, Taub felt that his wish to bring Israel and London closer had been achieved. A lot of people also felt the same and even the Jews in Britain seemed to agree that things have changed.
During a farewell reception at his home, many guests were sad that he was leaving office but they appreciated the work that Taub had done during his tenure. For many, Taub is set to be remembered for being the most successful and popular Israeli envoy after Shlomo Argov who almost lost his life to gunshots in 1982 in London.
Amidst crises, Taub stood between the two nations and he only feels good about being able to help both countries. He would put Israel’s case to the government and also talk to the media about programs such as Today and News night.
Taub believes that the relationship between the two countries is at the best it has ever been.
Daniel Taub went to the University College in Oxford, University College in London and Harvard University. He later moved to Israel in 1989 and since then served as a combat medic and reserve officer in the Israel Defense Forces. In 1991, Taub started working with the Israeli Foreign Ministry and has held other several legal and diplomatic positions.
In addition to all that, Taub writes often about Israeli and the Middle East. In 2013, Taub was honored for supporting young start up entrepreneurs with the Grassroots Diplomat Initiative.
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