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Israeli History Quiz

Since its birth in 1948, Israel has had a busy history, dotted with wars and peace treaties. How much do you know about the history of Zionism and the Jewish state?



Question 1. Followers of Abraham Abulafia's mystical school believed that Israel represents what?
 The individual soul
 The individual heart
 The individual brain
 The individual lungs

 

Question 2. What is Galei Tzahal?
 A popular children's television show
 An army post in Gaza
 Israeli Army Radio
 An Israeli basketball team

 

Question 3. Prior to the Disengagement from Gaza, what percentage of the population there was Jewish?
 0.06%
 5%
 10%
 15%

 

Question 4. Which Israeli Supreme Court judge led what is considered to be the most activist court in Israeli history?
 Aharon Barak
 Ehud Barak
 John Demjanjuk
 Moshe Katsav

 

Question 5. Which of these are non-Jewish citizens of Israel?
 Circassians
 Druze
 Bedouin
 All of these

 

Question 6. Who coined the famous phrase: “My heart is in the East and I am in the West"?
 Theodor Herzl
 Maimonides
 Judah Halevi
 Ahad Haam

 

Question 7. Ahad Haam was the founder of which kind of Zionism?
 Secular zionism
 Religious zionism
 Cultural zionism
 Post-zionism