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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. After Yitzhak Rabin's assassination, who succeeded him as Prime Minister?
 Benjamin Netanyahu
 Ehud Barak
 Shimon Peres
 Ehud Olmert

 

Question 2. Which political party controlled the Knesset for a decade after the Six-Day War?
 Kadima
 Mapai
 Labor
 Likud

 

Question 3. What year was the Six-Day War?
 1948
 1956
 1967
 1973

 

Question 4. What was the name of the space shuttle Ilan Ramon tragically died on?
 Endeavor
 Discovery
 Apollo
 Columbia

 

Question 5. "I have come bearing an olive branch and a freedom fighter's gun. Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand." Where did Yasser Arafat make this famous statement?
 UN General Assembly
 Camp David
 European Union
 Knesset

 

Question 6. What year was Tel Aviv founded?
 70
 1492
 1882
 1909

 

Question 7. What did the Balfour Declaration declare?
 British support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine
 Support for Jewish citizenship in Arab countries
 Opposition to the Nuremberg Laws in Germany
 A vow to open the borders in Palestine to all Jews