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Entertainment ‘Jeopardy!’ sparks social media backlash over Bethlehem question

01:58  14 january  2020
01:58  14 january  2020 Source:   globalnews.ca

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Palestinian rights advocates erupted over the question , given that the Church of the Nativity is located in Bethlehem on the West Bank, in Palestinian territories. Bethlehem is in the Palestinian territories which Israel illegally occupies (Katie Needle got the correct answer & was robbed)," Arab American

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Jeopardy! stirred up a bit of controversy on Friday after contestants were asked where the Church of the Nativity was located.

Contestant Katie Needle chose the category Where's That Church, and the clue was “Built in the 300s A.D., the Church of the Nativity.”

Needle answered, saying the Church of the Nativity was located in Palestine.

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Host Alex Trebek said Needle's answer was wrong, and contestant Jake McGuire answered "What is Israel," which was deemed the correct response.

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  'Jeopardy!' says controversial question was accidentally included in broadcast The show said Monday that the question, which prompted outrage after an answer of Palestine was rejected, wasn't intended to be included in the broadcast."In the process of taping this clue, 'BUILT IN THE 300s A.D., THE CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY' we became aware that the clue was flawed as written and that determining an acceptable response would be problematic,” the show said in a statement. "In accordance with our rules and in the interest of fairness, we voided the clue and threw it out.

However, Jeopardy ! is also facing backlash from many viewers for its decision on the location of Jesus' place of birth, Bethlehem . Jeopardy ! rejected the first contestant's answer of Palestine in favor of Israel. Many fans are upset with that decision, and want an apology from the show and the

“ Jeopardy !” has received a wave of backlash on social media after a contestant answered a question about where Bethlehem was located by saying Palestine and not Israel. The question was specifically about where the Church of the Nativity is located.

Many people took to social media with questions after McGuire's answer was affirmed.

The Church of the Nativity is located in Bethlehem on the West Bank in Palestinian territories that are currently occupied by Israel.

Needle responded to a Twitter user who wrote: "Also Katie is a real one."

"Thanks! Palestine should be free," Needle responded.

Jeopardy! has not responded to the criticism as of this writing.

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