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

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