Is­rael’s en­voy due for Rosh Hashanah

The Jewish Chronicle - - News - BY ANSHEL PF­EF­FER JERUSALEM

IS­RAEL’S NEW am­bas­sador to the United King­dom, Lon­don-born Daniel Taub, will of­fi­cially be­gin his ten­ure be­fore Rosh Hashanah, at the end of Septem­ber.

Am­bas­sador Taub, 49, was orig­i­nally due to ar­rive at his post on Au­gust 28, but may only ar­rive for a “pri­vate visit” on that date.

Due to the rel­a­tively short no­tice of his ap­point­ment, the Agré­ment — the for­mal diplo­matic no­ti­fi­ca­tion that the new am­bas­sador is ac­cept­able to the United King­dom — has not yet been is­sued, though it is ex­pected to be forth­com­ing over the next few weeks.

An­other fac­tor de­lay­ing the ar­riv- al of the new am­bas­sador, his wife Ze­hava and six chil­dren, is that they will be cel­e­brat­ing the bar­mitz­vah of one of their sons in mid-Septem­ber in Jerusalem.

Nev­er­the­less, a se­nior source at the For­eign Min­istry said this week that while the date has not yet been fi­nalised, the new am­bas­sador will cer­tainly be of­fi­cially in­stalled by Rosh Hashanah.

This will be Mr Taub’s first se­nior diplo­matic post­ing abroad. His present po­si­tion is the deputy legal coun­sel to the For­eign Min­istry and he has been in­ti­mately in­volved in the ne­go­ti­a­tions be­tween Is­rael and the Pales­tinian Au­thor­ity. He has also writ­ten a TV soap opera about Ortho­dox Jews.

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Daniel Taub: Lon­don job will be his first se­nior diplo­matic post­ing abroad

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