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


Question 2. Early Zionists considered whch of these countries as possible sites for the Jewish homeland?
 Uganda and Argentina
 Uganda and Kenya
 Argentina and Chile
 Syria and Lebanon


Question 3. In what town did Baruch Goldstein murder 29 people and injure another 125?


Question 4. In the last few decades, which of these was NOT an attempt to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
 The Oslo Accords
 The Road Map to Peace
 The uptick in suicide bombings
 The Gaza Disengagement


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. 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. Followers of Abraham Abulafia's mystical school believed that Israel represents what?
 The individual soul
 The individual heart
 The individual brain
 The individual lungs