Daniel Taub is no longer the Ambassador of the State of Israel and many people are sad to see him go. During his four year tenure as ambassador he became beloved by the Israeli people and played a huge role in the relationship the United Kingdom and Israel now have. Learn more about Daniel Taub: https://www.thejc.com/lifestyle/features/farewell-mr-ambassador-interview-with-daniel-taub-1.67939 and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Taub
Many people think relations are the best they have ever been. Over the years there has been mounting tension between the two sides and taub has done his job as ambassador by quelling the situation.
Daniels ability to relate to people on a personal level was his greatest strength. He doesn’t present himself as better than the average citizen. He is not particularly fond of formalism and instructs individuals to address him by his first name.
Although humble he is filled with a sense of accomplishment. He leaves his position as ambassador knowing he did everything in his power to fulfill the role of his position. Furthermore, he gave more than a few life lessons on his way out.
He encourages everyone looking for direction in their life to read books. In his experience reading has really helped him feel connected to what he is doing. another one of his words of wisdom deals with the subject of regret. Over indulge and stomp regrets, he says.
Daniel Taub’s journey to becoming Ambassador of the State of Israel was definitely unconventional. Born and raised in the United Kingdom he didn’t relocate to Israel until he was in his twenties. Despite this he quickly rose through the ranks. In a relatively short amount of time he went from combat medic to Ambassador to the Court of St James’s.
Because he was only the second British-born Israeli Ambassador many Israeli were reluctant to accept him as their ambassador. He has held many diplomatic positions over the years. With expertise in law, particularly international law, he is heavily involved in counter-terrorism efforts.
Prior to becoming ambassador Taub served as negotiator in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Part of the reason he took the role as ambassador was because he though he could be of more use in that position to the betterment of Israel.
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Daniel Taub went to Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He also went to University College in Oxford and University College in London. He has served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a combat medic. He was also a reserve officer in the international law division.
Danieli Taub served as the Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2015. He is currently the director of strategy and planning at the Yad Hanadiv Foundation in Jerusalem.
Mr. Taub got to meet the queen in 2011 when he accepted his new post as the Ambassador of Israel. This job meant that he would represent a country he had immigrated more than two decades ago. This new job title would force him to give up his British citizenship which was something he was willing to do for a greater cause. His religious beliefs stood out on that particular day as he wore a kippah. Read more: Daniel Taub | Wikipedia
This symbolized that he was an Orthodox Jew. According to him, religion is a pathway to building bridges between different communities and this is why he presented himself the way he did. He is aware of the opportunity and hope in the country and wishes to show the rest of the world that fact.
When he was leaving office many people were sad to see him go especially the Jewish community in Britain. He had definitely warmed his way into many peoples’ hearts. He often got many invitations into people’s homes during his term in office. Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://www.daniel-taub.com/ and http://www.daniel-taub.co.il/
This is an aspect of his job that he will certainly miss. He has proven to be quite successful and many people admire him for that. He is at per with some of the successful ambassadors who had served before him. He has made major efforts in bridging the gap between Israel and the United Kingdom. This was his mission when he started the job.
Whenever there were crises involving Israel, he never hesitated to put Israel’s case before the government and properly represent his country. He has been involved in talking to the media on various issues on programs such as Today and Newsnight. He has also been called upon to speak in sessions involving women, businessmen and academics.
Daniel Taub is not unhappy because he is no longer an ambassador. This is because when he got this opportunity he was aware that it would only be for a while. He has enjoyed the whole experience despite the job being very demanding. He is now appreciative that he gets to raise his children in Israel where there is a lot of hope and opportunities for the future.