Some Daylight on Western-style Weekends in Israel

Leaving Israel on daylight saving time for the entire year would resolve the weekend issue immediately.

With increasing frequency, the public discourse in Israel has been focusing on moving the country to a Western-style Saturday-Sunday weekend. As a result of Shabbat constraints and Israel’s subsequent unique Friday work habits, which are taken as given, the discussion tends to revolve around moving to a 4.5-day – or possibly even a four-day – work week in order to...