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Israel Reverts to Winter Time

September 7, 1993
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Israel reverted to winter time on Saturday night, turning its clocks back one hour as midnight struck.

The move, which sets Israeli time two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and seven hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time, follows demands by Orthodox Jews to facilitate Slichot prayers, which are recited in the early morning in the weeks preceding Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Israel is now six hours ahead of the East Coast of the United States, which is currently following Daylight Savings Time.

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