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

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