Portrait of a British Embassy: Fit for a Queen and Tel Aviv, Too

After a year and a half’s enforced absence, the staff of the British Embassy is back in its newly renovated Tel Aviv domicile. Architects and diplomats explain what sets the renewed structure apart, and why the project raised the eyebrows of local officials.

It is a gray, rainy day, but the British flag is flying proudly over the refurbished embassy building on Hayarkon Street in Tel Aviv. Arranging a tour of...