Israel - Committee Submits Recommendation on Daylight Savings Time
Israel - A special Knesset committee established for examining daylight saving time has submitted their recommendation to extend summer hours to Interior Minister Eli Yishai (Shas), Israeli media reported Sunday. Yishai organized the committee after a bill was submitted earlier this year over the contentious issue.
Supporters of reforming the summer clock say that the time switch should happen in mid-October, and not on the weekend before Yom Kippur as it has been since 2005.
Meretz MK Nitzan Horowitz had submitted a bill with support from 20 other MKs from across the spectrum calling for a reformed summer clock.
According to Horowitz, the bill seeks not only to lengthen afternoon hours into the early autumn, but also save electricity and prevent car accidents.
Opponents of changing the current system say that the bill helps religious observers in the autumnal holidays.
Yishai has said that he has not yet reached any final conclusions based on the report submitted to him recently, and will take the week to complete his inspections and will publish the decision thereafter.
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