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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. Nahmanides said that all Jewish laws were only meant to be performed in the Land of Israel. What did he say about performing mitzvot in exile?
 It is not necessary to perform mitzvot in exile
 By performing mitzvot out of Israel, Jews distinguish themselves from non-Jews
 By performing mitzvot out of Israel, Jews keep tradition alive
 It is necessary to perform mitzvot out of Israel, in hopes of one day returning to the land


Question 2. The high-tech industry was so expansive in Israel in the 1990s, that some referred to it as what?
 Silicon Wadi
 The kibbutz movement
 The Labor Party


Question 3. Who was the leader of Hezbollah during the 2006 Lebanon War?
 Sheik Abbas Musawi
 Sheik Hassan Nasrallah
 Yasser Arafat
 Rafik Hariri


Question 4. In the Bible, God first promises the Land of Israel to whose descendants?


Question 5. How long is the term of the Israeli President?
 4 years
 5 years
 10 years
 Until he/she dies or retires


Question 6. Ahad Haam was the founder of which kind of Zionism?
 Secular zionism
 Religious zionism
 Cultural zionism


Question 7. The first Intifada began in what year?