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

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