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. The Israeli Defense Force ran a covert operation in Entebbe, Uganda to rescue the passengers from what plane?
 El Al 928
 British Airways 27
 American Airlines 999
 Air France 139


Question 2. 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 3. Who was the first chair of the Provisional Executive Committee for General Zionist Affairs (PEC)?
 Louis Brandeis
 Albert Einstein
 Louis Lipsky
 Ahad Ha'am


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


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. 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 7. During the mass immigration of Russian Jews to Israel in the 1990s, what percentage of immigrant families were headed by single parents?