The first time Daniel Taub presented his credentials to the Queen of England was a miraculous occasion. He presented her with the ceremonial blessing. For the meeting, he wore shined shoes, a tailored suit, and his kippah on his head.
He represented himself and his culture as a proud Orthodox Jew. He had just begun his term as Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Court of St James’s. It marked the beginning of a four year term of achievement and high minded endeavors. Read more: Daniel Taub | LinkedIn and Daniel Taub | Ideamench
Daniel Taub was born in Britain. He is a practicing Orthodox Jew and carries his faith wherever he goes. It has led him throughout his career and has served him well. In accepting his position as ambassador of Israel he was embarking on his journey to become one of the country’s leading diplomats.
Nothing would change his beliefs about Judaism. In order to represent Israel, Daniel Taub had to give up his British citizenship. It was a move 30 years in the making considering he had immigrated to Israel 30 years prior to accepting his place in office.
Mr. Taub felt very privileged to raise his children in Israel. That is the land where his ancestors are from and they were exiled for more than 2,000 years. Now that he has had a chance to raise his children there, he feels honored to be a part of the historic homeland.
His family’s history is full of hope and opportunity they found in Israel and he wishes to convey this message to his children. He is highly appreciative of the fact he has the ability to bring two countries together which have been such major parts of his life.
After four years of watching his excellent service as Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Court of St James’s, both countries are appreciative of his amazing service.
The overwhelming sense of camaraderie is all about the air in Israel and Britain. The people believe that Daniel Taub has done something truly wonderful.
A farewell reception was thrown for him at his home and many friends and family and avid supporters are sad to see him leave office. Many citizens regard him as the best ambassador since Shlomo Argov who was assassinated in London in 1982.
The respect and admiration that he has garnered will live on long after his term and his torch will burn brightly for others to follow.