Daniel Taub has proved to be a remarkable fixture in the continuing relationship between Israel and the United Kingdom. The article, “Farewell Mr. Ambassador: Interview with Daniel Taub” is a great recap of his time serving as an Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Court of St. James as Taub prepared to leave the office. Taub enjoyed a very distinguished tenure and his success in the position has even been compared to that of past Ambassador Shlomo Argov. Throughout his time, Taub worked to bring attention to issues that have particularly plagued his home region. Not only has he worked on securing the relationship between the United Kingdom and Israel, but he wanted to secure the future as well.
In the article, one of the things that he points out is Israel’s position on the world stage. He explains how pivotal a positive relationship with the United Kingdom was to Israel’s overall wellbeing as a country. It is a well-known fact that British news broadcasting enjoys global penetration. With mounting tension in the Middle East, Israel needed an alliance with a powerful ally and a positive media representation. However, not only was the United Kingdom a titan in the media, they were also a major player in global finances. He explained that with the uncertainty of the relationship with Iran and varying degrees of shaky Middle Eastern collaborations, a successful accord with the United Kingdom was vital during his tenure. Daniel Taub also wanted to make sure that Middle Eastern conflicts and Israeli interests were adequately represented. Not only is there unrest in his portion of the world in general, but Israel is still in conflict with Palestine. He has been a constant voice towards the management and remediation of that situation.
Overall, Daniel Taub looks back at his time as an Ambassador of the State of Israel as a positive and meaningful experience. He explains that throughout his time he encountered a diverse population of people that helped shape who he has become today. The time he spent there was marked with a large degree of respect and understanding for his cultural heritage and that of his countrymen among the staff. Currently, he serves as the Director of Strategy and Planning of the Yad Hanadiv foundation, but he explains that he does miss working with the people he once did. There is one thing for certain, the efforts of Daniel Taub will not be soon forgotten on the global stage.
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