Please be aware that Daylight Saving Time
(DST) changes in Jerusalem do not necessarily occur on the same date every year.
In Jerusalem, DST starts on the Friday before the last Sunday in March and ends on the last Sunday in October.
Facts About Jerusalem
Information for Travelers
Jerusalem is a city in the Judean Mountains, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea.
The most disputed city on Earth is also one of the most beautiful.
This is the heart of the Holy Land, where the Jews built the First Temple to keep the Ark of the Covenant safe.
It is the city where Jesus was crucified and resurrected and where the prophet Mohammed ascended to heaven to receive the word of God.
For believers, a visit to Jerusalem is a pilgrimage to one of the holiest sites in the world.
The number of religious tourist attractions here can be disconcerting for first-time visitors.
But luckily most of the main sights and things to do are tucked away in the streets of the compact Old Town district.
The scope of Jerusalem's history is impressive, and the leading role the city plays in the traditions of the three main monotheistic religions has led to it being continually disputed over the centuries.
Praised by Jews, Christians and Muslims, this is where Abraham (father of all three monotheistic religions) is said to have offered his son as a sacrifice to God.
In this city, Solomon built the First Temple for the Ark of the Covenant.
In Jerusalem, Prophet Muhammad is said to have ascended to heaven during his early years of preaching Islam.
Many cultures of antiquity and modernity meet in Jerusalem.
Read about Jerusalem in Wikipedia