Daniel Taub met the Queen for the first time in 2011 when was appointed as the Ambassador of Israel to the Court of St. James. The coat, the shiny shoes, and the striped trousers were definitely a statement that he was a diplomat. But there was an addition to his attire that also proclaimed who he really was – and that is the kippah he wore on his head.
Although he was born in Great Britain in 1962 and considered as one of the prominent diplomats, nothing will change the fact that he was an Orthodox Jew, which never really posed as a problem. And as he leaves his career as Israel’s ambassador to Great Britain, nothing has changed in his practices and beliefs, which are clear to everyone who has met him, while still a diplomat. Read more: Daniel Taub | Crunchbase and Daniel Taub | Ideamench
As Daniel Taub will be returning to Israel, he is aware that he has to give up his British citizenship. But according to Ambassador Taub, he is fortunate to be able to raise his children in his homeland and extremely grateful at the same time that he was given an opportunity to come to Great Britain and was able to foster strong ties between the two countries.
So when the largest student union in Britain voted to have a boycott of Israel, Taub told the Jewish Chronicle in 2012 that he was quite disturbed with the atmosphere exhibited on school campuses. He went on to caution school administrators and advised them that all opinions whether in support or not of Israel must be freely expressed without concern for any reprisals.
The Jewish people in Great Britain was really sorry to see Daniel Taub go because records show that he has proven himself as the most successful representative Israel has sent to Britain after preceding Shlomo Argov who was envoy until 1982 when was shot in 1982 in London. Learn more about Daniel Taub: https://www.jnf.co.uk/2015/07/jnf-uk-bids-farewell-ambassador-daniel-taub/ and http://www.hampsteadshul.org.uk/event/isaiah-berlin-lecture-2017-daniel-taub/
Taub said that Israel considers Britain an important country in Europe and he acknowledges the fact that the UK – Israel trade has grown considerably, along with the cultural, academic and business ties during his four-year stint as the Israel Ambassador.
Daniel Taub is knowledgeable in international law and has specialized in the laws of war and in counter-terrorism. Aside from holding the position of ambassador from 2011 to 2015, he likewise became a Deputy Legal Advisor in Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he worked as a legal adviser on Israel’s United Nations mission in Geneva and New York.