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

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