Israel 'springs forward' to Daylight Saving Time

Israelis lose an hour of sleep between Thursday and Friday as country changes to "summer time".

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 27, 2015 08:09
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Daylight Saving Time began overnight between Thursday and Friday at 2 a.m. in Israel.

According to law, Daylight Saving Time lasts 212 days out of the year, ending on the night of Saturday, October 24.

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According to the Interior Ministry, Daylight Saving Time saves the Israeli economy some NIS 300 million each year.

The changing of the clocks improves road safety, as well as contributing to better physical and mental health among citizens, according to the ministry.




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