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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. Which of these figures was NOT a religious Zionist?
 Chaim Weizmann
 Yehudah Alkalai
 Zvi Hirsch Kalischer
 Abraham Isaac Kook


Question 2. In Genesis, God promises Abraham land from the river of Egypt to where?
 The Euphrates River
 The Golan Heights
 The Jordan River


Question 3. Where did David Ben-Gurion move upon his retirement?
 Tel Aviv
 New York
 Kibbutz Sde Boker


Question 4. Which political party controlled the Knesset for a decade after the Six-Day War?


Question 5. In 1988, whose party was banned from Israeli elections for inciting racism?
 El Sayyid Nosair
 Meir Kahane
 Baruch Goldstein
 Yasser Arafat


Question 6. What country did Israel, France, and Britain invade in October 1956?


Question 7. In which war did Israel suffer the most casualties?
 The Lebanon War
 The Six-Day War
 The Gulf War
 The Yom Kippur War