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

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