Daniel Taub has had a long and distinguished career serving in numerous different capacities in the Israeli Foreign Ministry for the United Kingdom.
Born in 1963 in the U.K., he studied at University College Oxford, University College in London and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Most recently Daniel Taub held the position of Israeli Ambassador to the U.K., an appointment that he held from 2011 to 2015.
Recent Interview With The JC:
Daniel Taub recently sat down for an interview with The JC about the conclusion of his time as Israel’s Ambassador to the U.K. Topics ranged from his career to the current state of the middle east as well as Israel’s current relationship with the United Kingdom.
Though born in Great Britain, Daniel Taub had to relinquish his British citizenship in order to serve as an ambassador for his adopted home of Israel. The Queen had once asked him how he was dealing with his role as ambassador to a country that wasn’t his original homeland.
Daniel’s response to her majesty was “I feel very privileged that I am raising my children in their historic homeland after an exile of 2,000 years.” On the topic of the current state of the Middle East, Daniel Taub admits that the region is still in a state of turmoil. Learn more about Daniel Taub: https://www.thejc.com/lifestyle/features/farewell-mr-ambassador-interview-with-daniel-taub-1.67939 and http://דניאלטאוב.co.il/wp-admin
The concerns over Iran regarding the recent Geneva Accord are truly concerning to the Israeli government and Daniel states that “The agreement with Iran takes us into a new phase – a phase that is of extraordinary concern for us.”
Daniel strongly believes that “If Iran sticks to the agreement, in which case, in more than a decade the nuclear capabilities of Iran will be achieved, causes us concern…if it doesn’t stick to its agreement…We are talking about hundreds of millions of dollars starting to flow into Iranian coffers, and going to its proxies…” Read more: Daniel Taub | LinkedIn and Daniel Taub | Ideamench
The issue of relations between the British Labour Party and its counterpart in Israel has also been a point of concern for Daniel Taub as his ambassadorship winds down. He feels that these relations need to be closely examined and that there is much work to be done to re-establish the good relations that existed between the parties previously.
On a lighter note, Daniel Taub discusses what he has really enjoyed the most about his time as Ambassador to the U.K. He has enjoyed the fact that there has never been a day where he didn’t have interesting conversations with a large range of different people from varying backgrounds.
Though he didn’t always agree with them, he truly believes that an important defining characteristic of the British people is the fact that they are always willing to listen.