FW: Daylight Saving Time - Palestine

Olson, Arthur David (NCI) olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov
Mon Apr 8 19:10:32 UTC 2002

Michael Douma is not on the time zone mailing list; direct replies


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Douma [mailto:doumalist at michaeldouma.com]
Sent: Monday, April 08, 2002 2:49 PM
Cc: Carl D. Goldin; tz at elsie.nci.nih.gov
Subject: Re: Daylight Saving Time - Palestine


Do you know of groups (other than the Palestinians) that have decided to 
use THEIR OWN DST dates, independent of their surrounding country? I am 
interested in both past and present.

I am in discussions right now with a gentleman named Carl D. Goldin, 
about the observance of Daylight Saving Time in the world. He has 
pointed out that if I list the Palestinians on a web site about DST, 
that it is only fair to list other non-country entities. I included 
information from Amos Shapir in the TZ archive about Palestine.


I don't think this has ever com up on the list, and I have skimmed the 
TZ archives.


On Monday, April 8, 2002, at 01:53 PM, Carl D. Goldin wrote:

> 1) My objection, and that of the others who wrote you on the subject, 
> is that there is currently no country by the name of "Palestine".  So, 
> it is inaccurate (and an offensive political stattement) to include it 
> in your list of "countries", just as it would be to include disputed 
> territories such as the Kashmir, aspiring nations such as the Basque 
> Republic, former nations such as Rhodesia, or unclassifiable entities 
> such as Aryan Nations.

Michael Douma
Editor, WebExhibits

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