[tz] dependRe: Proposal to use Asia/Tel_Aviv for Israel - Jerusalem is not internationally recognized as part of Israel

Ian Abbott abbotti at mev.co.uk
Tue May 7 21:32:53 UTC 2013

On 07/05/13 21:37, Aaron Brown wrote:
> I don't think it's relevant what the rest of the world thinks. If
> everyone in Jerusalem agrees on one reality, and everyone outside
> Jerusalem agrees on a different reality, then it would be logical to
> go with the reality that is agreed upon by those in Jerusalem. It
> matters what time people in Jerusalem think it is, what time their
> clocks show, not what time people at the UN or Washington DC think it
> should be. If the people in Jerusalem can't agree on the time, that is
> one thing, but it would seem that what people outside of Jerusalem
> think is totally irrelevant to this discussion.

No one here is dictating what time the people of Jerusalem should think. 
  AFAIK, the people of Jerusalem use two different sets of time zone 
rules.  Whatever is done, Asia/Jerusalem will remain in the tz database 
for backwards compatibility.  The main argument is the country code it 
should be listed under.

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