Middle East Events/Places

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1979 Islamic Revolution

turned Iran into a constitutional monarchy

Balfour Declaration

giving Palestine to the Jews

Christmas

Jesus's birthday

Dome of the Rock

a shrine in Jerusalem

Easter

Jesus's resurrection

Hajj

pilgrimage to Mecca

Jerusalem

capital of Israel

May 14, 1948

Israel established

Mecca

city in Saudi Arabia

Ramadan

ninth month to Muslims

Rosh Hashanah

Jewish New Year

Sinai Peninsula

peninsula in Egypt

Six Day War

war between Jerusalem and neighbors

Sykes-Picot Agreement

secret agreement with the United Kingdom and France

Western Wall

wall in Jerusalem

World War I

war between the allies

Yom Kippur

Jewish forgivness day