When Daniel Taub met the Queen of England initially, he decided to wear his kippah, which was a statement reflecting his beliefs as an Orthodox Jew. While he was born in Britain, the Ambassador of Israel to the court of St James had to turn over his British citizenship to represent Israel.
Taub commented that while he is overjoyed to be able to raise his children in their homeland, he also greatly appreciates what Britain has had to offer him and his family. Read more: Daniel Taub | Ideamench
It has been his hope that he would be able to bring together the two countries, and he feels that he has done this over the four years he has spent as Ambassador. Not only has joint research improved between Israel and Britain but so has academic research. Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/iran-will-still-make-a-nuclear-bomb-israel-s-ambassador-to-the-uk-daniel-taub-argues-the-geneva-deal-8965373.html and http://www.daniel-taub.com/
Daniel Taub recognizes the historic importance as well as the vital role that Europe plays in Israel’s future. He believes that British media communicates a message to the world, at-large, and that it can aid Israel during a time when the Middle East is in turmoil.
He feels that it is and has been his job to help people get a better idea about where the people of Israel and the country’s leadership are coming from.
He has found that there have been plenty of helpful talks about issues in the world that have taken place between Israel and Britain and that this is extremely important at a time when ISIS and Iran have been targeting his home country with violent rhetoric and attacks.
Daniel Taub acknowledges that the Middle East is experiencing a time of great turmoil and that while change would be a great thing, the leadership of Israel and himself cannot dictate what takes place in the region.
The agreement between Israel and Iran that is supposed to reduce Iran’s nuclear capabilities is worrisome to Taub, and he is especially troubled by the large amounts of money that countries are giving to Iran which can easily make its way to Hamas and Hizbollah.
On the flip-side, Taub is happy about peace agreements that have held with Jordan and Egypt and appreciates the fact that there are shared interests between a spread of other countries and Israel.
Daniel Taub acknowledges that even though the Obama administration slowed down some of the progress that had been made between the United States and Israel, that the U.S.A. is still one of Israel’s greatest allies.
He also feels that the relationship between the British Labour Party and Israel needs repairing and that there is plenty of common ground to work with.
Taub has expressed that he is not the Ambassador to Jews who live in Britain but that he is the Ambassador to the Court of St James but that the country is very important to the Jewish community that lives there.