Daniel Taub is the most successful Israeli ambassador in the United Kingdom. Daniel Taub was appointed to represent Israel between 2011 and 2015. Daniel Taub is initially from Britain. He was born and grew up in Britain before moving to Israel in 1989.
Daniel Taub caught the attention of the people right from the first day he presented his papers to the Queen. Unlike many other envoys who come wearing state of the art designer made suits, Daniel Taub came out in a traditional Jewish attire; a morning tailcoat stripped trousers and a Kippah.
A Kippah is a round piece of cloth usually placed on the head. This act was to signify that despite being in the U.K in a very high office he was not ready to give up on his Jewish culture. The interests of his Jewish community were very close to his heart. Daniel Taub is a staunch orthodox Jewish believer.
Daniel Taub had already signified that he would be a great diplomat representing his Israeli country to the best of his abilities and that nothing would change or prevent him from practicing his Jewish believes. In all his office businesses, anyone who met Daniel Taub can attest to this.
Having been born in the United Kingdom before moving to Israel, Daniel had to drop his country’s’ citizenship and adopt that of Israel. By the time he was coming back to the U.K as an envoy, he had spent more than 20 years representing Israel. Read more: Daniel Taub | LinkedIn and Daniel Taub | About
At the end of his four years tenure, Daniel Taub felt that he had accomplished his mission. He felt that what he had met his personal goals and that of his nation. Not only Daniel Taub who thinks so, but many other members of the Jewish community living in the United Kingdom also confirmed it. In a farewell party conducted on his behalf by the Jewish community, they described him as the best ambassador since the era of Shlomo Argov, the Israeli ambassador in the 1980’s.
One of the challenges that Daniel Taub faced was representing Israel at a time when there was an international crisis between Israel and her neighbors. However, despite these obstacles, Daniel Taub made sure that that the relations between U.K and Israel were at no time affected.
Daniel Taub represented his country in various media forums such as Today and Newsnight. He was also part of other media discussions involving entrepreneurs and academicians.