Daniel Taub Relishes The Time He Spent As The Ambassador Of Israel To Britain
The first time Daniel Taub encountered the Queen of England, he wore a kippah, which loudly proclaimed that while he was born in Britain, he was also a practicing Orthodox Jew who would not be giving up or changing his beliefs while he served as Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Court of St. James. When asked how he felt about serving Israel by the Queen, he answered by explaining how happy he was that he could raise his kids in their homeland of Israel. He also replied that he was happy to be in Britain and that his appreciation of the country motivates him to work to bring Israel and it together closer.
Now, years after this conversation with the Queen, Daniel Taub feels he has accomplished what he set out to do. In fact, he’s done so well that many Jews who live in Britain will be sad to see him leave. In the middle of many different interesting times, he has managed to improve the relations between the countries and improve them both in the process. He has also acknowledged the fact that Israel sees Britain as a country that plays an important part in Europe and the rest of the world, and he relishes every chance he gets to communicate to the people of Britain where Israel stands on a great many different issues.
Daniel Taub has also acknowledged the problems and uprisings going on in the Middle East, and he knows that there is only so much he can do about what happens in other countries (http://www.yadhanadiv.org.il/staff-member/daniel-taub). He expressed concern about the fact that Iran might have nuclear capabilities in the next decade, or so, and that a lot of the money they earn from that will go to terrorist groups or other groups who are openly anti-Semitic. On the other side of the coin, Mr. Taub pointed out that things aren’t as bad as they might seem, because Israel has found that Jordan and Egypt are sticking to peace plans that have been arranged.
Daniel Taub was very happy to see that Egypt, in the middle of Ramadan, didn’t televise anti-Semitic programs, but instead featured an Egyptian Jew woman in one of the stories. He also recently spoke about the Jewish community in Britain and how much they are doing for their cause. He has visited many Jews who live in Britain; even going to their homes. He has commented about how, every day, he gets in a wide range of conversations with them as well as British people. He has found it all to be stimulating and is glad he has had the honor to be the Ambassador of Israel to Britain.