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

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