Daniel Taub served as the Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2015. During his four year tenure in this role, he saw a number of huge successes including an increase in trade between the two countries that as much as doubled previous figures.
There were also trying times as well. From issues within Britain that included the controversy stirred up by Bradford MP George Galloway to Israel’s continued concerns about the state of affairs with Iran, Daniel Taub’s ambassadorship was never a dull one.
Despite the fact that there was never a lack of issues to be concerned with, Daniel always insisted that he truly enjoyed the experience and the fact that it made his everyday life a constantly interesting one. The topic of Daniel’s historic ambassadorial career coming to an end was the subject of an interview with The JC.
Daniel Taub Says Farewell After a Storied Tenure as Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom:
As Daniel Taub moves on to the next phase of his life, it is fitting to talk about his career, his thoughts on life and where he sees the state of affairs between the U.K. and Israel. It is poignant to reflect on the earliest moments of Daniel’s tenure as ambassador.
His initial meeting with the Queen left no doubt as to his pride in his Orthodox Jewish traditions. He has proudly stated that “I do believe that having faith in your life can build bridges.” Daniel is British born but his faith and his commitment to his adopted nation of Israel have always been proudly on display.
During his time as ambassador he has been happy put forth Israel’s position while talking to the government as well as media outlets, academics and businessmen and women.
The United Kingdom and the State of Israel do not always see eye to eye on every issue but Daniel points out that in his opinion relations between the two are as strong as ever.
He always likes to keep in perspective the historical importance that Britain has held for Israel, stating “For Israel, Britain is, not just in an historic way, a very important country. It plays a very critical role in Europe but beyond that, British media is effectively the world media, Britain is the financial centre of the world…” Read more: Daniel Taub | LinkedIn and Daniel Taub | Wikipedia
On the topic of the state of the Middle East, Iran still ranks high on Israel and Daniel Taub’s major concerns list. He has been well documented on this issue as believing that the Iranian government is not to be trusted to honor the recent agreements made in Geneva. Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://israblog.nana10.co.il/blogread.asp?blog=864881 and http://chronicleweek.com/2017/09/israeli-ambassador-daniel-taub-un-agencies-are-effectively-supporting-palestinian-child-abuse/
This has been a sticking point between Israel and the U.K. None the less, he maintains that the relationship with Britain is good, and stresses that the good side of the coin on the issue is that traditional enemies of Israel such as Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States and Egypt now find themselves with mutual interests along with Israel.
The thought of a nuclear Iran is not desirable to any of the aforementioned parties and the situation is giving Israel new opportunities to forge alliances thought impossible in past times. This is something Daniel Taub takes great pride in.
Now that it is all coming to an end for Daniel in his role as ambassador, he contends that it was the opportunity to speak to so many different people from different walks of life on a daily basis that made the job the most fulfilling.