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

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