Israel will move to daylight savings time on Thursday night chol hamoed Pesach. Clocks are moved one hour forward at 2:00am to 3:00am. Israel changes back to standard time on October 6, 2013.
By pushing off the move until chol hamoed, it permits starting Pesach seder an hour earlier, a welcome reality for most Israelis.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)