It doesn’t take a lot of serious research or involved reading to discover that Daniel Taub is not simply an ordinary Ambassador to Great Britain.
There is not very usual about him, and he is proud of his differences. In the international community, Daniel Taub has proven himself to be a very well-respected and outspoken Ambassador for a country in which he was not even born.
When Mr. Taub met the Queen of England in order to present his credentials, he was not a ‘foreigner,’ having been born in the United Kingdom himself. He was, at one time, an English citizen, and had to denounce that citizenship in order to serve his adopted country — Israel — as ambassador.
He wore what one would consider a standard outfit — almost a uniform as worn by new ambassadors. He wore tails, a tie, striped trousers, and something else that put him aside from other ambassadors.
He wore his kippah. For those of you who do not know, a kippah is sometimes called a yarmulke, which is a brimless cap worn by Jewish men to show their faith. This was likely the first time in memory during which a kippah was worn in order to present qualifications to the Queen of England.
Further, it was the first time that an ambassador was born in England and presented credentials of a foreign land in order to become an ambassador for an adopted country. Learn more about Daniel Taub: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/13/israel-peace-pressure-israeli and https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/may/08/boycott-israelis-tuc-bigotry
Born in England in 1962, Daniel Taub became ambassador to Great Britain in 2011, and served in that post until 2015. He had held a number of diplomatic, legal, and political posts to which he had been assigned. This was his first full ambassadorship, however, and he wanted to be sure that everyone understood to which nation he held allegiance. There would be no mistake about it, in his mind, or anyone else’s mind: He stood firmly as a Son of Israel, and he represented his adopted land to the fullest.
He even stood against the British in on conflict, wherein he helped declare a town a free city, much to the chagrin of the British government.
Mr. Taub has remained active in supporting Israel in trade, in politics, and has been a leader in other dealing with other nations. He represented his nation well.