Update: Proposed Shortening of Daylight Savings Time [Israel 2002]

Ephraim Silverberg ephraim at cs.huji.ac.il
Thu Jul 25 05:39:06 UTC 2002

Thanks go to Yitschak Goldberg from E&M for bringing this (Hebrew) article 
to my attention:


Hence, the proposal to shorten DST was withdrawn yesterday and the timezone
files that have been in effect since July 2000 are still valid for all of 2002.

Please note that the article mentions that the Shas MK's intend to
bring up their amendment for future years (2003 and beyond).  What this
means exactly is anyone's guess since there are no set dates yet beyond
2004 and the end day set for 2003 and 2004 is already the 7th of Tishrei
(i.e. before the fast of Yom Kippur).  The only thing they may want to
change is the start date of DST in 2003 from Mar.28.03 (24th of Adar II)
to Apr.18.03 (16th of Nisan) so that the Passover Seder will take place
during Standard Time.  The start date for 2004 is already Nisan 16th.

Reference: ftp://ftp.cs.huji.ac.il/pub/tz/announcements/2000-2004.ps.gz
Ephraim Silverberg, CSE System Group,        Phone number:    972-2-6585521
Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.        Fax number:      972-2-5617723
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I'm not sure if it's an error on htmlcompendium.org only, but bolivia
time BOT should be -0400 and not +0800.

As stated on the web site mentioned above I send you this message with
a CC to htmlcompendium.

Eric Bronder

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