What is the time zone of Israel?
Israel is in the Israel Time zone. All places including the capital Jerusalem have the same time, there are no exceptions. The country does observe daylight savings so there are two different clocks depending on the time of the year.
- Israel Standard Time (IST): +2:00 UTC (ahead)
- Israel Daylight Time (IDT): +3:00 UTC (ahead)
Travel to neighboring provinces and countries
These are the times differences if you travel outside of Israel.
To Jordan: You will enter the Eastern European Time zone, but there is no time difference
To Lebanon: You will enter the Eastern European Time zone, but there is no time difference
To Syria: You will enter the Eastern European Time zone, but there is no time difference
To State of Palestine: You will enter the Eastern European Time zone, but there is no time difference
To Egypt: You will enter the Eastern European Time zone without any daylight savings change:
- November to March: no time difference
- March to October: -1:00 hour (behind)
Israel Daylight Savings Time (DST)
It starts on the last Friday in March and ends on the last Sunday in October. In March the clock is moved forward from 02.00 am to 03.00 am (so you will lose an hour of sleep during the night). While in October it’s reversed as the clock is moved backward from 02.00 am to 01.00 am and you will gain an extra hour of sleep. One way of remembering the movement sequence is that clocks “spring forward and fall back”.
Other Middle Eastern countries
You can check out information and maps of other Middle Eastern countries by clicking on the below links.
|Eastern European Time & Israel Time||Arabia Standard Time & Turkey Time||Iran Standard Time||Gulf Standard Time|
|Egypt *||Iraq||United Arab Emirates|
|State of Palestine||Turkey||Fujairah|
|Syria||Yemen||Ras Al Khaimah|
|Umm Al Quwain|
|* no daylight savings|