Modern Middle East

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Can you name the notable events/leaders/landmarks of the modern Middle East Since 1900?

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600,000 people fled Israel in 1948 creating massive...
Winner of Arab-Israeli War of 1948
Term for uprisings among PLO supporters inside Israel
Length of 1967 Israeli War that resulted in the 'Occupied Territories'
Iranian Dynasty that ended in 1925
International body that decided to partition Palestine in 1947
1st Prime Minister of Israel
Remnant of the second temple of Jerusalem.
Site of the Rock of Moriah.
Obama addressed the Islamic world from this city (June 2009)
2009: US began pulling troops out of this country
1950s Egyptian leader promoted Pan-Arabism
Holiday war of 1973: both sides declare victory
Location of PLO headquarters in 1982
Control of this trade route led to 1956 war.
Empire of the Middle East through early 1900s
UN resolution declares Jerusalem 'separate body'
Leader of the first Zionist Congress
Religious leader of 1979 Iranian Revolution
Rebel group that seized control of Kabul in 1996
1 of the 2 main countries dividing up Middle East after WW1
1930 report investigates settlement in Palestine
Location of the Ka'aba Stone (city)
President that launched an attack on Iran in 1980
International body created after WW1
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Initiated the Pahlavi Dynasty in Iran
Coalition of oil producing nations.
Iraq invaded this country in 1990.
1 of the 3 Countries ceding the 'Occupied Territories' to Israel
Leader of PLO from 1969 to 2004
Who invaded Afghanistan in 1979?
1942 Declaration that made Zionist goals explicit (hint: NYC)
Secretive UK-France treaty of 1916.
War hero a founder of the Republic of Turkey
Current Palestinian Authority Leader
Movement to create a national home for Jews
Site of pivotal 1948 massacre where over 100 Arabs were killed.
British Declaration of 1917 supporting Jewish homeland in Palestine
Major Israeli leader fell into a coma in 2006
Natural Resource found in Iran in 1908
Group of reformers that restored Turkish Constitution in 1908
Date of Israeli Independence
Current Prime Minister of Israel
Founder of Al-Qaeda and 9/11 mastermind
System created after WW1 whereby Europeans aimed to prepare Arab nations for self-government.
1978 Agreement between Israel & Egypt moderated by Carter
2nd Intifada sparked by an Israeli leader's visit to this mosque
Country that invaded Iraq in 2003
1993 treaty that created the Palestinian National Authority
Egyptian leader assassinated in 1981

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