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

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