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

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