UPDATES 7 pm Israel time Friday:
Intense Palestinian “rock” assaults have taken place in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria today. There have been reports of injuries from shattered glass, and other reports of motorists and passengers in cars and buses being treated for emotional trauma.
Every once in a while, your humble servant likes to quiz you on your knowledge of Israel and the problems facing it. Today, here are seven questions to make you think about the the situation on Israel’s borders. Answers will be in tomorrow’s blog.
1. How long is the border between Israel and Syria?
A. 52 km, 32 miles
B. 238 km, 148 miles
C. 79 km, 49 miles
D. 76 km, 47 miles
2. How many United Nations troops (UNDOF) are positioned in or around the Golan Heights DMZ?
A. 1123 soldiers
B. 2252 soldiers
C. 3391 soldiers
4. 4497 soldiers
3. What is the distance between Jerusalem and Damascus?
A. 217 km, 135 miles
B. 427 km, 265 miles
C. 248 km, 154 miles
D. 235 km, 146 miles
4. How long is the border between Egypt and Gaza?
A. 51 km
B. 11 km
C. 101 km
D. 232 km
5. Comparatively speaking, how large is Gaza?
A. About half the size of Washington, DC
B. Approximately the same size as Washington, D.C.
C. About 1.5 times as large as Washington, D.C.
D. Approximately twice the size of Washington, D.C.
6. What is the unofficial name of the border line between Israel and Lebanon?
A. The red line
B. The green line
C. The blue line
D. The brown line
7. How many United Nations troops (UNIFIL) are now in southern Lebanon ?
C. 7, 411
D. 10, 807
Remember to come back tomorrow for the answers–some of which may surprise you.