Daniel Taub, an Orthodox Jew, and a leading diplomat was born in Britain in the early ’60s. He studied at University colleges of London and Oxford, and later went to Harvard University. He became the Israeli ambassador in 2011 after emigrating from UK 30 years before. Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/iran-will-still-make-a-nuclear-bomb-israel-s-ambassador-to-the-uk-daniel-taub-argues-the-geneva-deal-8965373.html and http://www.daniel-taub.com/
His appointment had a great impact on Israel and UK. Several links were established and existing ones strengthened. For instance, the business, educational and cultural interactions became better.
Trade activities reportedly doubled over his time as ambassador. Said Javid concurred that the trade level reached its optimum level, often called the ‘golden era.’
Before being an ambassador, Daniel Taub served as a peace negotiator. He stated that people should feel free to air their views and express themselves freely without being afraid of intimidation or discrimination.
Daniel Taub gave up his citizenship in Britain to become an ambassador of Israel three decades after moving there. He expressed his happiness to be there and took it at a historical advantage.
He referred to Israel as his ancient homeland and hoped that his children would embrace the great opportunities that the country presented. Daniel Taub was aware that his actions would eventually be at an advantage to Israel and UK.
Ambassador Taub played his part accordingly as the Israeli ambassador, and after his term was over, many had a lot of positive things to say about him and his leadership.
Some of those who attended his farewell party referred to him as the most accomplished, liked, and successful Israeli envoy. They pointed out that he followed in the footsteps of the greatness of Shlomo Argov.
The good relations between Israel and Britain are highly beneficial putting into consideration the fact that Britain is termed as the global financial center. Ambassador Taub once said that when one is in a leadership position, one’s opinion and that of the country he represents should never be a problem.
He further explained that leadership is not a matter of opinion and differences. However, thoughtful dialogues and discussions see healthy and advisable. He identifies cooperation as a vital tool towards achieving great success.