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


Question 2. What does Israel's Law of Return ensure?
 The right of every Jew to immigrate to Israel
 The right of every Jew to live free of anti-Semitism, no matter where they are
 The right of the Israeli army to enlist any Jew living in Israel
 The right of every Jew to return to increased religious practice


Question 3. Who was Eli Cohen?
 The military general who liberated the Western Wall in 1967
 A spy for Israel
 The Mossad agent who captured Adolf Eichmann
 Yitzhak Rabin's second-in-command


Question 4. What are Israel's official languages?
 Hebrew and English
 Hebrew and Arabic
 Hebrew and Russian
 Hebrew only


Question 5. In dealing with Israel's Arab neighbors, who advocated for the establishment of an "Iron Wall"?
 Ze'ev Jabotinsky
 Martin Buber
 Abraham Isaac Kook
 David Ben Gurion


Question 6. True or false: Arab-Israelis are obligated to fight in the Israeli army.


Question 7. True or false: Nahmanides believed that the only way to achieve a perfect Jewish life was to move to Israel.