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Entertainment ‘Jeopardy!’ Causes Social Media Uproar By Denying Contestant Answer That Bethlehem Is In Palestine

01:00  13 january  2020
01:00  13 january  2020 Source:   deadline.com

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Needle, a retail supervisor, from Brooklyn, answered Palestine , but was told her answer was wrong. The episode was picked up by people on social media , with many criticizing the Jeopardy should apologize and give a clear explanation. This shouldn't just pass calmly and be forgotten."

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Jeopardy! has stirred the controversy pot by telling a contestant she gave the wrong answer on the alleged birthplace of Jesus Christ when she claimed it was in Palestine.

Alex Trebek wearing a suit and tie© "Jeopardy!"

Aljazeera reports that contestant Katie Needle chose a question on the broadcast aired Friday in the category “Where’s That Church?”  The question in the category asked, “Built in the 300s A.D., the Church of the Nativity.”

Needle answered by saying the Church of the Nativity was located in Palestine. She was told by host Alex Trebek that the answer was wrong, and then another contestant answered “Israel,” giving a response that was affirmed.

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Contestant on popular US quiz show was told she was wrong for identifying Jesus's birthplace as Palestine . The Jeopardy episode was picked up by people on social media , many of whom blasted the Bethlehem is in the Palestinian territories which Israel illegally occupies (Katie Needle got the

Contestant Katie Needle answered first, stating that the holy site was located in Palestine . Unsurprisingly, social media has had a few things to say about Jeopardy 's faux pas. Completely unacceptable that you deny that the Church of the Nativity is in Bethlehem , Palestine and insist that

The Church of Nativity, a World Heritage Site, is located in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, which Aljazeera claims is internationally recognized as part of Palestine.

However, Palestine is not officially recognized as a state by the United Nations, Israel, the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and most of the European Union.

Social media responded to the Jeopardy! situation, with some calling for an apology.

Omar Ghraieb, a Palestinian writer who lives in Gaza, told Al Jazeera: “What happened is inexcusable. Jeopardy! should apologize and give a clear explanation. This shouldn’t just pass calmly and be forgotten.”  .

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