According to Osama Bin Laden why did al Qaeda attack on 911? 1.Because of how the US treats the Muslim World,2.Using Saudi Arabia for a staging ground in the first Gulf War3.Continued support of Israel, the thieves of Palestine
What is the most dominant ethnicgroup in Southwest Asia (Middle East)? Arabs
What was the Holocaust?The murder of 6 millions of European Jews during World War II
What modern day country is the home to those who call themselves the Persians? Iran
Which religion do most people in Southwest Asia practice Islam
When did the rule of The Ottoman empire end? At the end of WW I
What is Zionism?The belief that Jews deserved to return to a homeland in Zion where they had lived in Biblical times
What is the name of theagency that created the State of Israel as a homeland for the Jews? The United Nations
What organization sets the price of oil? OPEC The organization of petroleum exporting countries
How did Palestinians feel about the new state of Israel? They rejected it as unfair to them
Which war wasOperation Desert Storm? Persian Gulf War I
When the Ottoman Empire ended,Who drew up the Boundaries for the new country’s created ? European Politicians
When were the Countries of Jordan and Iraq created? World War I
When did Operation Desert Storm begin? After Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait/1991
Any Jewish settlements in the West Bank is considered what by the Palestinians? An invasion of their land
In which country are the Gaza Strip and the West Bank located? Israel
What has happened to many of thePalestinians refugees since 1948 ? Many still live in refugee camps
When did Israel gain control of the Sinai peninsula? After the six day war with the Arabs
Who ruled Palestine beforeIsrael gained it’s Independence? United Kingdom
What does “Sultan” mean? It is the ruler of a Muslim state.
What was the outcome ofOperation Enduring Freedom?The Taliban is not in control ofthe government, but the US is still at war in Afghanistan
When Israel was established,who was forced to relocate? The Palestinian Arabs
What is the second largest sect of Islam? Shiite Muslim
Terrorism is defined as ? The unlawful use of — or threatened use of —force or violence against individuals or property to intimidate governments or societies, often to achieve political, religious, or ideological objectives."
U.S. troops are still fighting inwhich middle Eastern Country? Iraq /Afghanistan
Why did the U.S. get involved in the First Gulf War? Because Iraq invaded Kuwait
Who is responsible for the 9-11 attacks? Al Qaida / Osama Bin Laden
Zionism can be best described as ? Jewish nationalism
Who attended the Camp David Accord? Carter, Sadat, Begin
What did the US do to anger Islamic Radicals in 1990? Used Saudi Arabia as a staging area for the First Gulf War
Which war wasOperation Iraqi Freedom Second Gulf War
In the beginning of the Ottoman Empire, what was stance on religious practices? Religious Tolerance
Why are we looking for Osama Bin Laden? 911 attacks!!!
What is anti-Semitism?A hatred of ANTHING Jewish
What war caught the Jews off guard or surprised them The Yom Kippur War
How did Britain get control of Palestine at the beginning of the 20th century? They were on the winning side of WW1 and were involved in dividing up the Ottoman Empire which was pert of the losing side.
What is the UN?? An international group of countriesthat tries to develop peaceful solutions to international conflicts.
What was the outcome of the Yom Kippur War It was a surprise attack but ended in a tie.
In which war did Israel win the Sinai Peninsula and double its size? The Six Day War
What was the reason for USreason for invading Iraq in the Second Gulf War? We believed Huessan was sharing his WMD’s
What was the reason for the USinvading Iraq in the first Gulf War? Iraq invaded Kuwait and the US buys lots of oil from Kuwait.
Which war wasOperation Desert Storm First Gulf War
What is the American interest in the Middle East Our economy depends on their oil…
What was the reason for the US invading Afghanistan? The Taliban government was hiding al Qaida, the group responsible for the 911 attacks
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