Daniel Taub made a name for himself as the Ambassador of the State of Israel to Court of St. James, mirroring the careers of some of Israel’s most celebrated authorities. Often drawing comparisons to Shlomo Argov, the former Israeli Ambassador who was nearly assassinated, Mr. Taub played a major role in creating the current relationship between Israel and the United Kingdom, which according to many, is in a better place than it has previously been. As he prepares for his exit, Mr. Taub recently spoke with Manchester City Fan in order to rehash his career as the Ambassador for Israel, as well as to give insight on the more personal aspects of his life.
While enjoying his final vacation before exiting his post, Mr. Taub spoke on the importance of family and discussed enjoying the theater in London with his wife and children, in particular, Les Miserables. At the end of his four-year term, Mr. Taub believes that his run was a successful one. Many of the goals that he set for himself at the onset of this post, were achieved, with some exceeding his initial expectations. While there will always be thoughts of issues that could have been addressed more thoroughly, Mr. Taub usually chooses not to look to the past, instead choosing to be satisfied with his accomplishments. In an effort to address issues of racism leveled at the Jewish community in Europe, Mr. Taub helped to create information centers regarding Israel in a number of places, including Scotland, and throughout Manchester. When asked about the keys to his success, Mr. Taub discussed reading and remaining multidimensional in his approach.
Mr. Taub has a love for reading that has accompanied him throughout his life, and when he was recently chosen to do a lecture discussing the history of Israel in reference to British literature, he quickly resorted to reading the classics that have helped to shape his career. He also cites being multidimensional as one of his best assets. This multidimensional approach that he has carried with him can be directly attributed to his life growing up in the United Kingdom, as well as his relocation to Israel during his twenties. This has allowed him and his children to take advantage of the customs associated with both cultures, creating an exciting mix that was often exhibited through his character as the Ambassador of the State of Israel. Learn more: http://www.yadhanadiv.org.il/staff-member/daniel-taub