My Jewish Learning

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. What year was Tel Aviv founded?


Question 2. True or false: Arab-Israelis are obligated to fight in the Israeli army.


Question 3. True or false: Nahmanides believed that the only way to achieve a perfect Jewish life was to move to Israel.


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. What was the name of the space shuttle Ilan Ramon tragically died on?


Question 6. Which medieval commentator attempted to use astrology to prove that the Land of Israel was distinct from other lands?
 Abraham Ibn Ezra


Question 7. What country did Israel, France, and Britain invade in October 1956?