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

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