Winter is coming: Daylight saving time ends in Israel
On October 28 at 2am, clocks will revert back to 1am, giving Israelis one more hour of sleep; The summer clock will return on March 29, 2019, right before next year’s Passover.
Daylight saving time will come to an end on the night between Saturday and Sunday (October 27 and 28), with Israel moving the clock one hour back to winter time. At 2am Sunday, the clock will revert back to 1am, giving us all one extra hour of sleep.
Israel’s summer clock lasted 210 days in 2018 and will return on March 29, 2019.
In 2013, the Knesset passed a law extending daylight saving time, which according to the Energy Ministry has saved the country’s energy consumption market over NIS 200 million (roughly $56.57 million) since it went into effect.
“The long summer time that is ending this week has contributed to the country’s citizens and to its economy,” Interior Minister Aryeh Deri said.
“Winter time begins this weekend and will end before next Passover,” he added.
Thanks to the advantages of daylight savings time, many support enacting it throughout the year. DST supporters argue winter time leads to shorter evenings, increases the risk of road accidents because drivers spend more time driving in darkness, and raises the Israeli market’s expenses by hundreds of millions of shekels.