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

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