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Israel to transition to Daylight Saving Time at 2 a.m. Friday

March 27, 2014 17:08

Country to adjust to summer time for 212 days at 2 a.m. when clocks leap forward an hour to 3 a.m.

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Daylight Saving Time (DST) will take effect in Israel early Friday morning, transitioning the country to summer time. 

Those in Israel will lose an hour of sleep when at 2 a.m. on Friday, clocks will adjust forward one hour to 3 a.m.

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In line with a new law passed in 2013, DST will last 212 days, ending in late October.

In July, the Knesset approved legislation extending DST from October 6 to October 27, in line with Europe.

For years, Israel turned back the extended summer clock the weekend before Yom Kippur in order to ease fasting and accommodate prayer times for the autumn.

Niv Elis contributed to this report.

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