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. True or false: While the majority of Israelis are secular Jews, a vocal, powerful minority of Orthodox Jews has a disproportionate influence on religious policy for the nation.


Question 2. The Israeli Defense Force ran a covert operation in Entebbe, Uganda to rescue the passengers from what plane?
 El Al 928
 British Airways 27
 American Airlines 999
 Air France 139


Question 3. How long was Israel's war in 1967?
 Just under a month
 Just under a week
 On and off for a couple months
 Three days


Question 4. In Genesis, God promises Abraham land from the river of Egypt to where?
 The Euphrates River
 The Golan Heights
 The Jordan River


Question 5. 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 6. Where did David Ben-Gurion move upon his retirement?
 Tel Aviv
 New York
 Kibbutz Sde Boker


Question 7. "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