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

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