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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?


Question 3. What year was the Six-Day War?


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


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


Question 6. What year was Tel Aviv founded?


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