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

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