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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. Who wrote the lyrics for Israel's anthem Hatikvah?
 Naphtali Herz Imber
 Samuel Cohen
 Theodor Herzl
 David Ben-Gurion


Question 2. What are Israel's official languages?
 Hebrew and English
 Hebrew and Arabic
 Hebrew and Russian
 Hebrew only


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


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


Question 7. In the Bible, Abraham purchases a cave in Machpelah. What does he use it for?
 Food storage
 Family burial ground
 Prayer space