Daniel Taub has built a remarkable career and reputation over the past four years as the Ambassador of the State of Israel to the United Kingdom. While no could have accurately predicted the trajectory of Mr. Taub’s career as a diplomat, upon meeting the Queen for the first time, he made a strong statement. It was the fact that, while presenting the Queen with his credentials for the first time, he also donned his kippah. This signified the notion, that while Mr. Taub would essentially be representing two nations, his status as a practicing Orthodox Jew remained unquestioned. This meeting would also be an accurate representation of things to come, as Mr. Taub would go on to be known for his prim appearance, as well as his unmatched level of wit.
Daniel Taub was born in the United Kingdom in 1962, and although his citizenship would have to be relinquished upon his acceptance of the role of diplomat to the two entities, he felt absolutely privileged to have the opportunity to enact such change. Mr. Taub stated that he was fully aware of the opportunities that relocating to Britain afforded him and his fellow Israelites, and he felt that it was his duty to bring the two countries closer together. Many would say that Mr. Taub’s journey to break new ground between the two countries has been a resounding success, and as he prepares for his exit, there is expected to be a void that cannot easily be filled. Speaking of his successes, Mr. Taub discussed the fact that his mission was fulfilled, as today, the countries are closer than what, even he, could have initially imagined.
During his time as Ambassador, Daniel Taub has garnered a reputation that would rival that of Shlomo Argov, who was shot to death in 1982 in London. With the current state of Middle Eastern affairs, as well as the United Kindom’s status as one of the true financial juggernauts of the world, Mr. Taub believes that the strides that have been made during his tenure, are of particular importance, affecting Britain, Israel, and the rest of the world. According to Mr. Taub, one of the key factors to his ability to play such an integral role in the relationship between two countries that have traditionally had difficulties, is the fact that he is able to separate his personal feelings from those of the governments that he represents.
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