Daniel Taub: Keeping the United Kingdom and Israel Unified

When looking at the world of politics, it can be a tricky process but a rewarding one. Daniel Taub looked at it as an opportunity to serve. Though he had to give up his citizenship in the United Kingdom, Taub was looking at the reward the two countries would receive in the form of continued diplomacy. Taub served as the Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Court of St. James from June of 2011 to September of 2015. His time there was marked with an extreme amount of success. Not only was Taub nominated for the Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award for his collaboration with Google to create a Bizcamp start-up competition, but during his tenure, the trade between the United Kingdom and Israel increased to $8 billion.


As his time in office ended, he sat down with The Jewish Chronicle at Thejc.com to discuss his exit. In the article, “Farewell Mr. Ambassador: Interview with Daniel Taub” published on Thejc.com the author talks to Taub about his time in office and what might be next for him. Daniel Taub looks at his time in office as overall very successful. Though he has been compared to other great ambassadors, Taub explains that he did what he did in service of two countries that have given him so many opportunities. The issues that he championed for his government saw a lot of traction and he acted as a strong international mouthpiece for national interests. During his time, he increased trade and awareness. He interviewed with organizations such as CNN, the BBC, and Newsnight. In those appearances, he made sure that everything he did was a reflection on the Israeli government and that he was generating positive press for their causes.


While the door closes on this chapter of his life, Daniel Taub is not a sad man. He was about to accomplish a lot during his appointment and he says that he is grateful for the opportunity to serve. His actions truly made a tremendous impact on global relations, particularly in Israel. His love for both countries has been apparent through all the work that he has done for both. He explains that while he will miss working with the governments and people he once did daily, the very nature of the position dictates change. The future looks bright for Daniel Taub and he is certainly not done yet. He will continue to positively impact lives well into the future.