Up to June 2015, Daniel Taub was the Israel Ambassador in the UK. This is a position that he served for four years. During that period, the Israel-UK trade doubled, and the links in academics, culture, and business between the two nations deepened. During his tenure, over 300 Israeli businesses were set up in the UK.
Daniel Taub was born in Great Britain in 1962. He became Israel’s UK ambassador in 2011. It was a great privilege for him to raise his children in the UK where he traces his roots. Bringing up his children in the United Kingdom was also an act of appreciation and an opportunity to bring Israeli and UK together.
Daniel Taub affirmed that after his four-year tenure, he felt that he had achieved his goals and that the Jewish community in the UK felt the same. He set a record of being the most successful and popular Israel envoy to the UK.
The former ambassador was congratulated for representing the Israelites well in the UK government and communicating to the media about the programmes they had. He promoted healthy and strong relationships between UK and Israel.
When asked how he managed to represent his government and putting his personal views aside, Taub replied that to him that was not a problem. He considered his job in the UK as that of making people understand about Israeli people and the Israeli leadership. He accomplished this by holding thoughtful discussions with his counterparts. Read more: Daniel Taub | About and Daniel Taub | LinkedIn
Taub managed to maintain the good relationship even when the Middle East was going through lots of crises. He encouraged his counterparts to think long and hard about how to take advantage the good things in the Middle East. He encouraged them to treat the country with humility and not dictate their situation. Israel focused on what was important to them.
During his term as an ambassador, the labor party in Israel and the labor party in the UK worked on establishing good relations. The two parties were praised for their freedom of speech and for having a good representation of women and the minorities. Both parties had similar progressive values.
As an Israel ambassador to the UK, Daniel Taub said that he was serving St. James’s court and not his Jewish community. He, however, acknowledged his Jewish community for their passion and involvement in supporting him. They acted as an important bridge-building tool towards his accomplishments.