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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. According to Abraham Isaac Kook, even secular forms of Zionism hasten what?
 The Messiah
 The apocalyptic end of days
 All Jews' return to the traditional fold
 All of these


Question 2. After Yitzhak Rabin's assassination, who succeeded him as Prime Minister?
 Benjamin Netanyahu
 Ehud Barak
 Shimon Peres
 Ehud Olmert


Question 3. True or false: Nahmanides believed that the only way to achieve a perfect Jewish life was to move to Israel.


Question 4. In 1988, whose party was banned from Israeli elections for inciting racism?
 El Sayyid Nosair
 Meir Kahane
 Baruch Goldstein
 Yasser Arafat


Question 5. In 1973, Egypt and Syria attacked Israel on what Jewish holiday?
 Rosh Hashanah
 Yom Kippur


Question 6. What woman became President of Israel's Supreme Court in 2006?
 Miriam Feirberg Ikar
 Yael German
 Dalia Itzik
 Dorit Beinish


Question 7. The first Intifada began in what year?