Daniel Taub: Interview After Ambassador

Daniel Taub was born in 1962 in Great Britain. His education is from the University College in London, University College in Oxford, and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. In 1989, he moved to Israel, and served in the Israel Defense Forces. Since then he has held several diplomatic and legal posts. After four years as Israelis ambassador from 2011 to 2015, he has resigned.

 

Daniel Taub is one of his country’s highly regarded diplomats. The day he took office as Israelis ambassador, he presented his credentials to the Queen during a meeting. On this day, he wore a statement piece, his kippah. Nothing was changing his practices and beliefs as an Orthodox Jew. His hope was to bring the two countries of Israel and U.K. together. For him, and most citizens, they feel this has happened. He was deemed the most popular and successful Israeli since Shlomo Argov.

 

Daniel Taub was there in crisis and in times of joy. He believes that faith can help build bridges. He spoke with programs such as Newsnight and the Today show about Israelis relationships. So far, relations between the two nations are as strong and successful as they have ever been. To Ambassador Taub, it is easy to see both sides of issues. The answer is to put aside your own personal views and look at it open-mindedly.

 

For the Middle East, there is a silver lining, according to the ambassador. They must treat the region with care and not dictate what is happening there. There are factors they want Israel to influence and show much importance. The Iran agreement took them into new phases, some of which are concerning. Iran needs to stick to the original deal that was drawn up, or nuclear capabilities in Iran will be problematic. Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/daniel-taub#/entity

 

On the brighter side, resilience of peace agreements are shown with Jordan and Egypt. There are also alignments of the Gulf States and Saudi Arabia. Most of these countries have the same concerns as Israel. All initiatives for agreements must be nurtured. The United States has even supplied Israel with all of their latest technology.

 

Daniel Taub is not officially assigned to Anglo-Jewry. He suggests he is ambassador to the Court of St James, not to the Jewish community. He believes that his Jewish spirituality is of importance for building faith and bridges between communities.