Israel At 71. Quiz #2

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Israel At 71. Quiz #2

Challenge your knowledge of Israeli politics, culture, and security!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was this young American college graduate who reported on Israel’s 1948 War of Independence for a Boston newspaper?
    • A. 

      John Kerry, later to become a U.S. Senator and Secretary of State

    • B. 

      Leon Uris (named derived from “Yerushalmi,” man of Jerusalem), author of the book Exodus

    • C. 

      Robert Kennedy, later to become a U.S. Senator and Attorney General in his brother John F. Kennedy’s cabinet

    • D. 

      Gershon Agron, editor of the Jerusalem Post and mayor of Jerusalem. His nephew, Martin Agronsky, started with the Post and later worked in American television news.

  • 2. 
    Who are the Palestinians? What is their origin? (In photo) Arab demonstration outside the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, 1920. The signs declared support for Palestine as part of Syria. (Library of Congress)  
    • A. 

      Descendants of the Canaanites and Phoenicians

    • B. 

      Descendants of Arab tribes of Hejaz (in Saudi Arabia), Yemen, and Iraq

    • C. 

      Descendants of the Biblical Philistines

    • D. 

      A Bedouin tribe

  • 3. 
    Which group of people receive Palestinian Authority payments of $400 million annually? Photo:  Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and the welfare recipients.
    • A. 

      Palestinian refugees dropped from the lists of UNRWA, the UN’s Palestinian refugee relief agency

    • B. 

      Retired Palestinian policemen and their families.

    • C. 

      Palestinians who fled from the war in Syria

    • D. 

      Imprisoned Palestinian terrorists and the families of those terrorists killed during attacks

  • 4. 
    For the best way to keep up with what’s happening in the Middle East, U.S. foreign policy, and in Israel, subscribe to:
    • A. 

      The New York Times

    • B. 

      The Daily Alert

    • C. 

      Congressional Quarterly

    • D. 

      Al Jazeera

  • 5. 
    How many Palestinian refugees are there?
    • A. 

      700,000

    • B. 

      10,000

    • C. 

      5 million

    • D. 

      No one really knows

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Jeremy Corbyn

    • B. 

      Margaret Thatcher

    • C. 

      Winston Churchill

    • D. 

      Neville Chamberlain

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Izhar Cohen and the Alphabeta's "A-ba-ni-bi" (1978)

    • B. 

      Gali Atari and Milk and Honey's "Hallelujah" (1979)

    • C. 

      Ofra Haza's "Hi" (1983)

    • D. 

      Dana International's "Diva" (1998)