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

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