It’s hard to lose one’s citizenship, but it’s harder to lose it in front of the queen. This challenge is what Daniel Taub, the Ambassador of London, experienced.
When Daniel faced the queen, he knew that losing his citizenship would prove worth his decision because he would be serving the country to which he immigrated around 30 years in the past, Israel. He was born in Britain and showed his loyalty to the country.
The Recap of Interview
Last July 30, 2015, it was reported that this decision would not mean that Daniel would mean losing all his beliefs and principles as an Orthodox Jew. It just would mean that he would have new responsibilities to carry and duties to fulfill for the greater good.
The Queen asked Daniel Taub how he felt about the transfer of responsibilities and the new citizenship and Daniel replied in a statement released by the Israeli embassy that it would be a challenge that provides him with the chance to deepen his academic and cultural understanding between Israel and UK.
It would mean that he has new programs to implement and a larger set of people to serve for whom he would do his best to fulfill.
Duties and Challenges
It’s not easy being an ambassador, and Daniel proved his worth by facing the challenges. One of those challenges is when he faced controversies regarding cultural and racial issues between the two states he is serving. In fact, Daniel went to the city of Bradford to clarify the speech made by Bradford West MP George Halloway indicating that the current constituency would be what he termed as an “Israel Free Zone”.
In a recap of an interview done at The Jewish Chronicle, Daniel answered some of the common questions that faced his constituency. He mentioned in the interview that his leadership would mean that he can provide a lot of opportunities for Britain and Daniel can show his appreciation for the two countries by making sure that he does his job well. Read more: Daniel Taub | Wikipedia and Daniel Taub – Crunchbase
The interview also went a bit to convey how Daniel was able to put Israel in the mass media discussion during crises. He was able to put Israel in talks at Today and Newsnight and was able to present the work of business people and collaboration between Israel and the United Kingdom and made sure that both countries’ academic and joint research are in sync.
The Leadership and Personal Info
Daniel Taub was born in 1962 in Great Britain and got his education at the University College at Oxford, as well as at the University College in London and the Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
It was in 1989 when he moved to Israel, and since that time, he has proved his leadership by serving in the Israel Defense Forces both as a reserve officer and a combat medic. He was the Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2015 and is currently the Director of Strategy and Planning at the Yad Hanadiv Foundation.