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Israel Country Quiz

Name these facts about the country of Israel.
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Official capital (disputed)
Second biggest city
Third biggest city
Oceanic seas that Israel borders
Official languages
Area returned to Egypt
Name of Israel's legislature
Area taken from Syria
Peace Prize winner of 1994
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Palestinian territories
"ism" in support of a Jewish homeland
National intelligence agency
War of 1967
War of 1973
River on Israel's eastern border
Salty inland sea
Sea that Jesus was said to walk on
Currency
Desert of southern Israel
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level 70
May 5, 2014
Yay, one of these country quizzes that I for once easily got 100% on (not including the one I authored myself).
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level 70
May 5, 2014
Actually, forgot about the recent Egypt quiz. I think that one was even easier.
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level 26
May 5, 2014
Got everything but the mossad
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level 68
May 9, 2014
nobody gets the mossad
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level 70
Oct 20, 2014
Like the Spanish Inquisition they lack comedic timing.
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level 44
Jul 8, 2014
I was kicking myself because I knew that I knew the answer..sure enough Mossad!
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level 25
May 2, 2017
it should also accept massad. Since it is a Hebrew word it doesn't have an official english spelling, so that one is controversial.
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level 66
May 5, 2014
I got pi. Guess I don't know Israel very well. :(
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level 39
Jul 22, 2014
>:( I'm Jewish
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level 35
May 5, 2014
Nice quiz. Perhaps accept Gennesaret and Tiberias for Galilee?
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level 69
Oct 13, 2015
Agreed. Accept Kinneret as well.
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level ∞
Oct 22, 2016
Sure, why not!
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level 10
May 5, 2014
How about one on Palestine? #freepalestine
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level 70
May 7, 2014
Not a bad idea. I may make one.
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level 70
May 7, 2014
Here you go:

Palestine Quiz
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level 70
Feb 16, 2015
Significantly overhauled my Palestine Quiz today. If you took it before, go try it again.
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level 57
May 2, 2017
PaLOLstine
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level 25
May 2, 2017
It's Israel bro. Deal with it.
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level 70
Aug 18, 2017
Israel is a modern-day nation state that has existed since 1948, or a kingdom that probably existed about 3000 years ago. The "Land of Israel" is a traditional Jewish name for an ill-defined region roughly in the same area, though normally shown with greater territorial extent. Palestine is the name of a region used by Greeks, Romans, Syrians, Arabs, Turks, Brits, and others to describe approximately the same area since the 5th century BC, or the name given to an ambiguous nation-state with questionable sovereignty since 1988.

This quiz is about the Israeli nation-state. The quiz I made is primarily about the region of Palestine.
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level 36
May 8, 2014
%100 in 2:03. Can you Kinneret for Sea of Galilee?
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level 52
Jul 22, 2014
Fix the Gaza strip one please....change it to "formerly Palestinian."
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level 70
Feb 16, 2015
What does that mean? What is it now if not Palestinian?
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level 25
May 2, 2017
IT IS THE GAZA STRIP!
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level 70
May 3, 2017
Yes that's a tautology. The Gaza strip is the Gaza strip. Okay. But... then is it not also Palestinian?
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level 45
May 18, 2017
*cough cough* ISRAEL.
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level 36
Aug 17, 2017
It is Palestinian but now Hamas (terror organization) control the Gaza Strip, and not the Palestinian government...
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level 70
Aug 18, 2017
Israel unilaterally withdrew from Gaza in August 2005. Not even Israelis want or believe Gaza to be a part of Israel anymore. So.... where are you even from Aesthus?

nivgeva: Hamas claims to be Palestinian. But you're right they are not connected to the Palestinian National Authority/Fatah government of Ramallah. If you recognize the PNA as the legitimate government of Palestine then I guess you could argue that Gaza is something else...
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level 45
Sep 5, 2017
I'm from the United States, kal. The Gaza Strip isn't part of Palestine. (It's part of Egypt. It's not even touching the West Bank.)
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level 60
May 3, 2017
Seriously?
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level 45
Oct 3, 2014
Thank you for the quiz! However, could I have one suggestion? I do think the answer to the Nobel Prize question should be ammended. Two Israelis received it that year - Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres. And also the third recipient, Yasser Arafat, was Israeli-related. And of course, all three of them were awarded for negotiating the Oslo Agreements which enabled (at least for some time) the peace process. I think all three names, or at least Rabin and Peres, should be required as the correct answer.
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Oct 22, 2016
Peres will work now.
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level 71
May 2, 2017
I remembered Arafat but couldn't remember the others. All I could think of was Begin and Sadat. Wrong decade, I know.
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level 57
Mar 16, 2015
22/22 with 2:22 left...
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level 55
Apr 26, 2015
Glad to have got 100% (bit worrying if I didn't)
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level 58
Nov 30, 2015
I thought the sea was Galileo...
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level 25
Jan 7, 2016
Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin all won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994. Someone should make another Israel trivia quiz.
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Oct 22, 2016
Maybe you?
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level 35
Apr 15, 2016
Two changes: could you add 'June War' and 'October War' since that is how the Six-Day War and Yom Kippur War are generally described by Arabs and their allies in English? And please do add Shimon Peres to the Nobel answer, even if you don't add Arafat. I wasted lots of time on lots of permutations of Peres' name... Nice short quiz!
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Oct 22, 2016
Sure, added some type-ins.
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level 45
Aug 20, 2016
God Bless Israel
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level 57
Oct 30, 2016
Am Yisrael Chai!
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level 63
Sep 27, 2016
I think the '94 peace prize was awarded to 3 people. Arafat, Peres and Rabin.
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level 36
Aug 17, 2017
But Arafat is not Israeli...
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level 67
Oct 4, 2016
As others wrote, Peres should be definitely accepted as answer (at least), or "PM" added to question
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level 70
May 2, 2017
Yesterday Hamas announced to the world that, while it would not make a single meaningful change to its charter, they have decided that due to their inability to accomplish anything militarily they would make some superficial changes to wording and see if it was politically expedient to appear less overtly racist.
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level 64
May 2, 2017
Wow! Someone contributing to JetPunk admits that Jerusalem as the capital is disputed. It's a start.
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level 69
May 2, 2017
Yeah, I mean, why should a country get to choose its own capital?
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level 25
May 2, 2017
Why exactly should it be disputed? Jerusalem is the capital! It has been since 1950! This would be like saying that Washington as the capital of USA should be disputed.
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level 70
May 3, 2017
No, it wouldn't. Nobody disputes that Washington is the capital of the United States. Though I don't agree with those who feel that Jerusalem is not a part of Israel, they are disputing that Jerusalem is the capital because they don't recognize Israel's control of the territory. So it is more like saying that Crimea is part of Russia (disputed).
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level 45
May 18, 2017
It's more like saying that Seoul is part of South Korea (disputed) because North Korea doesn't recognise them...but that's only because North Korea and South Korea hate each other so much they each wish the other one didn't exist.
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level 36
Aug 17, 2017
Agree with the one that said it is like saying seoul is part of South Korea, Israel declared independence and declared Jerusalem as capital from the start, Palestine (even before it was a country) just caused the world to recognize this as part of the conflict so most of the countries have their embassies in Tel Aviv...
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level 70
Aug 18, 2017
My Crimea example is a lot closer. There are a lot more than just 1 country that doesn't recognize Jerusalem as a legitimate part of Israel.
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level 3
May 2, 2017
Had to cheat for shimon peres
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level 36
May 2, 2017
english is also and official language of israel
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level 71
May 2, 2017
Wikipedia disagrees with you.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_Israel
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level 25
May 2, 2017
...No, it is not an OFFICIAL language.
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level 70
May 3, 2017
It WAS. Thanks to the British basically establishing the country. In the 1940s there were 3 official languages in Israel: English, Hebrew, and Arabic. Nixing English as an official language was one of the first things the new country did. I believe that this was because they knew if they did not, then English would become the lingua franca, and that's something they didn't want happening because they were endeavoring to revive a dead language (Hebrew). They actually went really out of their way to avoid using English on signage, packaging, etc. I found Israel is one of the hardest places I've been to get trying to read just English. And it worked, Hebrew is again a living, breathing language with millions of native speakers after being dead for thousands of years. As a linguist I find this incredibly impressive.

Anyway long story short: English is definitely not an official language. Many Israelis don't speak it and it hasn't had official status since 1948 I believe.
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level 40
Aug 15, 2017
For the love of everything that's holy for once, just cut short your sermons - Stating that Hebrew and Arabic are the only official languages of the State of Israel should suffice, don't you think?
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level 36
Aug 17, 2017
As Israeli I will tell you that this is not the truth, English was never official language here... About the signs and more, this is just because it is catchy thing... The Israeli first leaders never said that English will be an official language, and even the independence declaration was in Hebrew, the "dead language" from the bible was renewed already in the end of the 19th century, and even when the first jews who came in the beginning of the 20th century (when the Ottomans controlled the land) already spoke a little bit Hebrew with their homeland languages and with a little bit Yiddish and Ladino (Jewish Ashkenazi and Sephardic languages)... Hope I helped you to understand this better
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level 70
Aug 18, 2017
divantilya: I know maybe this didn't occur to you but you're actually not required to read my comments.

nivgeva: Whoever taught you history should have his or her credentials revoked. I think this is the fourth or fifth straight comment I've read of yours that states something about history that simply isn't so. You seem interested in the subject, though, so I would recommend you read some more about it. Simon Montefiore's Jerusalem: A Biography is an excellent work if you want a starting point. Maybe gain an appreciation for the long and rich history of your country from a non-partisan point of view.
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Aug 18, 2017
English in Israel and it's worth following footnote 17 through to the source.
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level 36
Aug 17, 2017
As Israeli I will say it is not, in Israel we learn English from the first grade, just because Israel is western country, and we have good relations with the US, and because we want to know to speak with people around the world... We have many signs and companies in English because it is something catchy... The British controlled Israel, but just for 30 years, this is not the reason that we learn English...
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level 45
May 2, 2017
You might want to change "national intelligence agency" to "foreign intelligence agency" to not confuse it with shin bet
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level 23
May 4, 2017
Can you add the spelling "Mosad" for Mossad?
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May 5, 2017
Ok
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