You don’t have to be President of the United States or a PM (Prime Minister) of any nation state to make major and lasting contributions to society. On the same note, you don’t also have to be a General in the armed forces to stand up to bullies in the heads of offices. You don’t have to hold a position as the voice of the crown hailing all the way from the United Kingdom, while dealing with issues both foreign and domestic to Israel. In fact, all of these feet are just the everyday experiences and memories for former Israeli Ambassador Daniel Taub.
Most impressive is the fact that many positives changes came to pass under his four year service. This process can be seen across the board in fields that include academics, culture, and trade and commerce. And, these advances are not just anecdotal or hearsay. The British Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills is on record as stating that Taub’s particular efforts ushered in a golden era. That is not just talk. According to the Israel-Britain Chamber of Commerce, there are more more than 300 new businesses in the UK economy thanks to his and other collective efforts. And, that is not to mention to the multi-billions of dollars in revenue generated from these businesses.
It is not just the numbers, although they are impressive, that make Daniel’s work so notable. The fact that he forever holds the record for being the first ambassador to actually be born in Israel to have the job makes him a little spectacular. But, being a great ambassador is not all about taking something good and turning it into something great. There are times when trouble not only looms on the horizon, but it rolls across the land like a storm of thunder. Learn more: http://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/the-aliyah-100-list/
For example, Daniel can tell others all about the time he took a trip to Northern Ireland to take in information about the situations that can be seen there. And at other times, his skills as an ambassador make him something of a herald to events that others can only report on as the news. One of the most memorable moments of courage that people know Taub for is his trip to Bradford, which flew in the face of George Galloway’s declaring it an “Israeli free” zone. However, handling situations such as these are really easy for a former Israeli Defense Forces combat medic.
JiRe10 January 1, 2018