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

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