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

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