Israel To Change Its Clocks To Daylight Saving Time At 2 A.M


Israel is moving its clocks forward at 2 a.m. Thursday night/Friday morning, bringing in daylight saving time.

The time difference between Israel and the east coast of the US will once again be seven hours.

Daylight savings time will continue until Motzei Shabbos, October 29, 2023.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. Good. Now Israel must do what Syria & Jordan did last year and stay put on UTC+3 (summer time) and stop with the constant clock changes.

    Turkey is north and west of Israel and they are on +3 all year, it makes no sense for Israel to be on +2.

    This will also help a lot with zman Kriyas Shema in the summer and with Shabbos preparation in the winter.

  2. summer time in Israel is almost the equivalent to winter time in North America. They’re going from everything being ridiculously early to things being normal.

    if they actually wanted to practice real DST they would use their current summer time for the winter and switch to utc+4 for the summer months (like Georgia, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Idaho, Nebraska, the Dakotas and Texas).

    but that would be dumb though so they should just stick to the “early” time zone of utc+3