Israel changes DST end date in 2013 - Impact on Oracle RDBMS
(Doc ID 1580237.1)
Last updated on APRIL 09, 2020
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 18.104.22.168 and later Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 22.214.171.124 and later Information in this document applies to any platform.
This is archived content. This change is included in the DSTv21 (or later) update and this is available. Please see Note 412160.1 Updated Time Zones in Oracle Time Zone File patches for information on the DST patches.
To help you see if your database is affected by the Israeli Government decision to change the DST end date for 2013 and to see if you actually need a DST update or not for your RDBMS .
Israel will end DST ( go from UTC+3 to UTC+2) at 02:00 on the last Sunday of October (which is 27 october for 2013) , the previous rule defined in DSTV19 and DSTv20 was (for 2013- 2026) that DST ends at 02:00 on the first Sunday after October 1 ( which is 6 October for 2013).
Note that if you are using DSTv18 (tzdata2012j) or lower definitions the "end of DST" will not be on 6 October 2013 but on 8 september 2013.
For Questions/official statements about the DST change itself, please contact the Israeli Government .