Interior Minister Eli Yishai is willing to consider returning to
Standard Time a week after Yom Kippur, he said in Sunday's cabinet
Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends in two weeks on September 12, before Yom Kippur, moving the clock back by an hour.
More than 90,000 people have signed a petition in protest. The
petition calls on the
public to ignore the start of Standard Time and operate according to DST
until the beginning of November.
According to the
petition organizers, DST increases the likelihood of motor-vehicle
accidents due to the increase in time spent driving during hours of
darkness and costs millions of shekels for the Israeli economy.