69 Questions: The Toughest Quiz On Israel You'll Ever Encounter

Put you knowledge of Israel to the test, with the Haaretz.com Independence Day trivia challenge

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Created By Haaretz.com
On May 16, 2017
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How many times has Israel won the Eurovision Song Contest?

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What are Miriam Lite, Guttman Kav and Narkis?

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Who was the first person to win the Israeli Prize for Arabic literature?

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Who is Kibbutz Kfar Blum named after?

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How many UNESCO World Heritage Sites are there in Israel?

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How far is Tel Aviv from Jerusalem?

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What was Operation Orchard?

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Who is the only person to be executed by Israel?

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Which Israeli city is twinned with Durban, Los Angeles and Toronto?

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Who directed the big-screen adaptation of Amos Oz's 'A Tale of Love and Darkness'?

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Where is the only kosher McDonald's restaurant outside Israel?

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In what year did the first commercial television station start broadcasting in Israel?

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How many women signed Israel's Declaration of Independence?

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How many parties failed to cross the election threshold in the 2015 election?

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In what year was the Israeli settlement of Yamit evacuated?

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Which Israeli soccer team used to play its home games at the YMCA Stadium?

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In what sport did former Canadian Justice Minister Irwin Cotler represent his country at the Maccabiah Games?

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Which former Mossad director was born in London?

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How many kilometers of highway does Israel have?

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What is the main ingredient in sabich?

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Which Israeli soccer coach was manager of Chelsea in 2007-2009?

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How many nature reserves are there in Israel?

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For what crime did former cabinet minister Gonen Segev receive a five-year prison sentence?

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Which city has an Italian Hospital, a French Hospital and an English Hospital?

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Who did Benjamin Netanyahu defeat to remain Likud chairman in December 2014?

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What was Shimon Peres' first government role?

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On which kibbutz was Jerry Seinfeld a volunteer?

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Which Israeli architect designed the Dynamic Tower in Dubai?

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Which soccer team plays at the Doha Stadium?

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The world center of which faith is based in Haifa?

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What did Ephraim Hertzano invent?

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With over 50 championships, which is the most successful Israeli basketball team?

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Who founded the 'Voice of Peace' pirate radio station?

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What is the national bird of Israel?

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Who was the first Israeli in space?

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Which Israeli singer released a 1985 album called 'Waiting for Messiah'?

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What is the international dialing code for Israel?

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Which Israeli city is home to one of the largest Samaritan communities in the world?

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For what area of the arts is the Ophir Prize awarded?

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Which drink first became available in Israel in 1991?

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Which Russian-born artist designed the stained glass windows for the synagogue of Hebrew University's Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem?

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Who won Israel's only Olympic Gold medal?

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What is Israel's third-largest city?

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Which celebrity's father fought in the Israeli War of Independence?

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What item of clothing is Gottex famed for?

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What is the name of Israel's sole cigarette manufacturer?

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What is the international dialing code for Palestine?

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What was the first country to officially put its embassy in Jerusalem?

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In what year did Israel qualify for soccer's World Cup finals?

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What rank does the IDF chief of staff hold?

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Which Israeli city's motto is: "Nonetheless and despite it all"?

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Who was the first openly gay Knesset member?

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Who founded the now-defunct 'Israeli' newspaper in 2006?

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The anniversary of whose death is now the date that Israel marks Mother's Day?

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When was Hatikva officially adopted as the Israeli national anthem?

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Who turned down the offer to become Israel's president in 1952?

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What flag flies over Jerusalem's Russian Compound and appears in the buildings' stonework?

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How many stations does the Jerusalem Light Rail have?

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Who was the first Israeli to be awarded a Nobel Prize?

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Where is Israel's only 18-hole golf course?

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Who designed the Fire and Water Fountain in Tel Aviv?

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In what sport does Super Lod Lions compete?

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Whose portrait appears on the new 100-shekel banknote?

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What street is the most expensive in the official Tel Aviv version of Monopoly?

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Which metal was mined for thousands of years in the Timna Valley?

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Which of the following was a member of the first Knesset?

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What Guinness record was broken in May 1991?

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How many official beaches does Israel have?

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Who was the first Israeli woman to win the Nobel Prize?

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