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

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