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. Prior to the Disengagement from Gaza, what percentage of the population there was Jewish?


Question 2. What was Rashi's rationale for the Land of Israel belonging to the Jews?
 The Israelites captured it fair and square
 Abraham is the father of all Western religions, and he gave the land to the Jews
 The Jews have nowhere else to go
 God owns the entire world and He gave Israel to the Jews


Question 3. How long was Israel's war in 1967?
 Just under a month
 Just under a week
 On and off for a couple months
 Three days


Question 4. What year was Tel Aviv founded?


Question 5. 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 6. True or false: Phase I of the 2003 Road Map for Peace called for a freeze of all Israeli settlements.


Question 7. In what town did Baruch Goldstein murder 29 people and injure another 125?