Israel Daylight Saving Time -- Minister Proposes Extension

Ephraim Silverberg ephraim at
Mon Jun 6 07:34:26 UTC 2011

The Minister of Interior has announced his intention to amend the
law regarding Daylight Saving Time in Israel so that the annual
extent of Daylight Saving Time would be 193 days:

Just how to calculate these 193 days, noone in the Interior Ministry
(both the ministry's spokeswomen and the Knesset's interior committee
office) could tell me.

Based on reports from various news agencies, it would seem that the
intent is to start DST on the first Friday after the vernal equinox
(March 21) until the first Sunday after October 1.  In 2011, this gives
191 days of DST.

The office of the Spokeswoman for the Ministry of Interior said that
since the change requires amending the law, when the actual proposal
is put in front of the Knesset for first reading, they will be able
to supply me with the exact dates proposed.

In any case, it does not seem that this year will be affected as the
end of DST was anyway scheduled for the night between Oct.1 and Oct. 2.
This is good news since it will give vendors and computer installations
until March 2012 to update their various O/S's.

Once I get something official from the Ministry of Interior, I will
pass it onto the list.
Ephraim Silverberg, CSE System Group,        Phone number:    972-2-6585521
Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.        Fax number:      972-2-5617723
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