Daniel Taub may very well be one of the most beloved ambassadors the United Kingdom has had in recent years. The British native and Israeli resident served as Israel’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom for four years. Daniel moved to Israel in 1989 and since that time he has been heavily involved with the territory’s politics and affairs, holding several legal and diplomatic posts.
The Israeli and British both love him the same. There hasn’t been an envoy as popular with the people of the state of Israel since Shlomo Argov, who was assassinated in the early 1980’s. He was able to look out for both states best interest without causing any friction between the sides. The relationship between the two are as good right now as they have ever been. Perhaps what makes Daniel so popular is his casual demeanor. He despises formalism and tries to avoid it when he can.
Daniel Taub initially received much criticism when it was first announced he would be the new ambassador. Many felt he was too junior for the position at the time. Not to mention he was only the second Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom born in Britain.
Because of Daniel’s many accomplishments in his short time as ambassador he is often asked what is his secret to success. His answer is simply that he chooses to learn from his life lessons. Without elaborating too much he gave a list of quotes that he lives by on a daily basis that include: Never look back, you are what you read, over indulge and stomp regrets, and take advantage of speaking with both friends and opponents alike.
Daniel was just a young man when he decided to move to Israel. Though young and inexperienced he was full of ambition and driven to be successful in whatever he put his mind too. Starting from humble beginnings as a combat medic in the Israel Defense Forces he diligently worked his way up the ladder and eventually landed a job speech writing for President Chaim Herzog.
Daniel Taub is a scholar at heart. He has attended and graduated from 3 major educational institutions including Oxford University. He will be dearly missed by those who understand what he did as ambassador.
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