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IST – Israel Standard Time (Standard Time)

Time zone map of IST
Currently observing IST.
Areas with same time currently (UTC +2:00).
Currently observing IST – Israel Standard Time.
Currently has same time zone offset as IST (UTC +2:00) but different time zone name.

Israel Standard Time (IST) is 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is a standard time zone and is used in: Asia.

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Summer Time & DST

Some places observe daylight saving time/summer time during the summer, and therefore use IDT (Israel Daylight Time) in the summer.

Email time zone indicator: +0200

An email sent from someone in the Israel Standard Time (IST) time zone will have the time zone listed as "+0200" in the headers of the email. (However, "+0200" does not have to be in Israel Standard Time, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).

Where and when is IST observed?


Asian countries using IST in the winter and IDT in the summer

  • Israel

Other time zones in UTC +2:00

Some time zones exist that have the same offset as IST, but can be found under a different name:

IST time now


Thursday, November 26, 2015

  • IST will be observed in Jerusalem until Mar 25, 2016 at 2:00 AM
  • UTC Offset: UTC +2:00
  • 7 hours ahead of Washington DC

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Other time zones named IST

IST – Irish Standard Time
IST – India Standard Time

Example cities

Israel – Jerusalem (Winter)

Related time zones

IDT – Israel Daylight Time (Daylight Time)

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