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

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