Former diplomat of the State of Israel to the Court of St. James, Daniel Taub, currently works the Yad Hanadiv Foundation as its director, but prior to his exit, decided to have a sit down with the Manchester City Fan in order to discuss his career, as well as potential future endeavors. Reflecting on his time as the Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Mr. Taub mentioned a few keys to his continued success, including keeping a commitment to reading (believing that you are what you read), staying multidimensional in his personal and professional life, as well as keeping family first.
During his time speaking with Manchester City Fan, Daniel Taub was on vacation and spoke heavily about the importance of spending time with family. Because of the fact that his duties as the Ambassador to the Court of St. James were so demanding, he missed out on many of the extracurricular activities that Great Britain has to offer. He recently decided to spend some time enjoying the theater, taking his family to see Les Miserables. While he intends to continue a career in the Foreign Service, he understands that it will cause him to miss time with his family, stating that they would very much love to be back in the comforts of Israel. This has prompted the Ambassador to spend as much quality time with them as possible. Mr. Taub also spoke of the strain that leaving his children in Israel placed on him personally during the times military conflicts began to develop.
Another key to Daniel Taub’s success was his insistence on staying multidimensional. This comes directly from his time as a youth in the United Kingdom; a period in which many of his core values were instilled. During his twenties, Mr. Taub relocated to Israel where his traditional values as a practicing Orthodox Jew were further solidified. These core values intermingled as he lived in the two countries, creating an outlook that was instrumental in the policies that he helped to push.
When Daniel Taub was recently asked to lecture on British literature and how it was impacted by the culture of Israel, he decided to reread many of the classic novels that accompanied him throughout his youth. It was because of this, that he realized, and decided to speak on, the huge role that reading has played in both his personal life and his professional life. Learn more: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/may/08/boycott-israelis-tuc-bigotry