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

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