Daniel Taub is a former diplomat who recently returned to his home country of Israel after serving his term as ambassador. Taub, who is an Orthodox Jew, was born in Britain in 1962. He moved to Israel in 1989. He has become one of the leading diplomats in his country.
In 2011, he was appointed the Israeli Ambassador to Britain. Upon presentation of his credentials to the Queen, she asked him how it felt to be returning to his birth country to represent a country that he had immigrated to 20 years earlier.
He responded by explaining that he was privileged to be raising his children in a place that holds historical significance to his religious beliefs. He also responded by saying that he was aware of the great opportunity his family found in Britain, and that he was excited to have the opportunity to bring the two countries closer together. At the end of his tenure, he felt as it he had achieved this goal.
Daniel Taub achieved many great things during his tenure as ambassador. Through his work, he was able to show the many similarities between Britain and Israeli citizens.
Among these are similar religious beliefs, opposition and threats from the same terror groups, and progressive values. He felt like his main job as ambassador was to help the British citizens understand the stance of the Israeli people and government. Read more: Daniel Taub | About
He found that this elicited thoughtful discussions. Among the conflict Mr. Taub had to weather as ambassador are conflicts of Egypt and Jordan, Arab States, Iran, and other Middle Eastern Countries.
When Daniel Taub concluded his service as ambassador, many were sad to see him go. They felt like he had truly brought together, not only two countries, but two cultures. Even though his work as an ambassador is done, he knows that there is more work to be done.
He says that relationships between political parties (in both Israel and Britain) still need improvement though the ideals of both parties are still the same. All in all, the legacy that Daniel Taub has created will live on. He has created a relationship between two countries that hopefully will live on for some time, especially as each country faces similar obstacles.