Timezone for Asia/Jerusalem

Scott Atwood scott.roy.atwood at gmail.com
Sat Jan 8 00:14:32 UTC 2011

The Wikipedia article on Israeli DST has a good discussion on why this is:


To summarize, between 1992 and 2005, the start of DST was set by law, but
the end of DST was ad hoc, at the whim of a government minister.

Since 2005, the end of DST is determined by the Jewish lunar religious
calendar, so I'm not sure if this can be accommodated by tz automatically.


On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 3:36 PM, Vilas Khare (vkhare) <vkhare at cisco.com>wrote:

> For Asia/Jerusalem (URL below) time zone -- DST begin date seems to be
> consistently on the 'First Friday' following March 26th every year.   If
> March 26 falls on Friday then DST begins on that Friday.   But I fail to
> see any pattern in DST end date.   Currently, we have been defining new
> time zone rule every year for Asia/Jerusalem in our metadata but want to
> know if we can fit in some generic pattern to avoid maintenance.
> http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/timezone.html?n=110
> Any suggestions ?
> Vilas
> --

Scott Atwood

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