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

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