The Board in conversation with Daniel Taub

Daniel Taub speaks to a Cape Town audience

The Cape SAJBD together with National SAJBD were fortunate to host Former Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom and international lawyer Daniel Taub at different events in Cape Town and Johannesburg on 25 and 26 February. Taub served as Israel’s ambassador to the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2015 and as Director of Strategy and Planning of the Yad Hanadiv (Rothschild) Foundation from 2015 to 2021. 

In Cape Town, Daniel addressed an intimate gathering of lawyers, advocates and communal leaders and provided a fascinating account of the situation in Israel, his perspective on the ICJ case, and the current mood in Israel. Furthermore, he elucidated on a nuanced view on the ‘two state solution’, arguing that a state alone for Palestinians is not necessarily a complete solution without substantial and fair governance that promotes peace. The next day, Taub addressed representatives from political parties and consul generals at a lunch discussion. Daniel waxed lyrical about the support for Israel in South Africa both from the Jewish community as well as non-Jewish stakeholders. (Read Why hate won’t win! on p.12 and here.)

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