History of Israel

Can you answer these questions from Israeli history?
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What Peace Prize-winning Israeli leader was assassinated in 1995?
Yitzhak Rabin
What peninsula did Israeli capture from Egypt in 1967, and return in 1982?
Sinai
On what religious holiday did nine Arab states (plus Cuba) launch a surprise
attack on Israel in 1973?
Yom Kippur
What brief war did Israel fight in 1967?
Six Days War
What territory did Israel take from Syria following that war?
Golan Heights
Who was Israel's first (and to date only) female Prime Minister?
Golda Meir
Who became Israel's first Prime Minister in 1948?
David Ben-Gurion
What is the name of the movement to establish a Jewish country in the Holy Land?
Zionism
What 1917 statement by the British Government announced support for that movement?
Balfour Declaration
What is the term for an Israeli collective farm?
Kibbutz
What was the name of the Medieval Christian attempts to capture the Holy Land?
The Crusades
What empire destroyed the Second Temple in 70 A.D.?
The Roman Empire
What Jewish kingdom was led by Herod the Great?
Judea
In what town was Jesus born, according to the Bible?
Bethlehem
What Persian king freed the Jews from their captivity in Babylonia, and helped
them rebuild their land?
Cyrus the Great
What brutal empire conquered Israel in 722 B.C. and deported
10 of the 12 tribes of Israel?
Neo-Assyrian Empire
What Biblical king is said to have built the first temple?
Solomon
Who, according to the Bible, was the first king of Israel?
Saul
What book of the Bible tells the story of the Jews' escape from Egypt?
Exodus
What Biblical city, conquered by Joshua, has been inhabited for 12,000 years,
and is sometimes considered the world's oldest city?
Jericho
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Level 80
Jan 22, 2020
Fairly easy. I know it's not entirely accurate but maybe accept "Judah" for Judea? Also, Zionism was the movement to establish a Jewish homeland, but it wasn't always exclusively about establishing one in Israel. There were proposals for establishing a Jewish homeland in Uganda, the United States, the USSR, Japan, and Madagascar, among other places. Establishing it in the Holy Land simultaneously made the most and least amount of sense.
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Level ∞
Jan 23, 2020
Judah will work now
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Level 65
Jan 29, 2020
I would also suggest adding the name by which Jewish people refer to Exodus: Shemot.
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Level 77
Jan 22, 2020
Hmmm just one question between ancient and modern times.
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Level ∞
Jan 23, 2020
Israel didn't really exist during that time period.
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Level 81
Jan 26, 2020
If it were me, I would make a quiz about each of the two periods (and why not one about the crusades ^^). But let's say the gap is more justified than with Iran/Persia.
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Level 80
Jan 29, 2020
It's part of the nationalist myth (all nationalist myths) that there is continuity that exists between certain historical people and those that wish to gain legitimacy by claiming direct lineage from them. The ancient kingdom of Israel and the modern day nation-state of Israel are not the same thing, even though they share a similar name.

Arp, you may enjoy my own Palestine Quiz, though, I've been meaning to update it for a while and never got around to it.

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Level 60
Jun 30, 2020
It still doesn't really exist. :|
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Level 80
Aug 4, 2020
Canada Dry: you seem very determined to document your detachment from reality all over this website. Have been a flurry of similar comments from you in the last couple months.
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Level 70
Jan 22, 2020
There were several Herods who ruled over various kingdoms during the Herodian tetrarchy. I assumed you were referring to Herod the Great but you may want to clarify.
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Level ∞
Jan 23, 2020
Okay
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Level 52
Jan 29, 2020
The quiz should be renamed "Bible Quiz". Of all the things you can ask in a quiz about Israel......
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Level 72
Jan 29, 2020
Why? Less than half of the questions are about something in the Bible. Also most of the Bible is about the history of the israelites so it's relevant in a quiz about Israel
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Level 56
Jan 29, 2020
I wonder if Trevor Rabin (of Yes fame) was Yitzhak's distant cousin?
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Level 80
Jan 29, 2020
technically we all are distant cousins.
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Level 54
Jan 29, 2020
Bethlehem is not in Israel.
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Level 80
Jan 29, 2020
sure it is
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Level 49
Feb 1, 2020
Of course it is. Jordan lost Bethlehem after failed invasion of Israel in 1967 and don't claim the city as part of its territory anymore
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Level 80
Aug 4, 2020
That, and also many of these questions do not pertain to the modern-day nation-state of Israel, anyway. Bethlehem was certainly within the historical boundaries of the land of Israel and the kingdom of Israel.
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Level 38
Oct 7, 2020
Herod was less a King of an independent Judea, and more a Roman appointed Puppet King of the occupied Judean province of the Roman Empire
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