If you want to know what country the Biblical city of Bethlehem is located in, you might not want to get your answer from the staff on the TV game show Jeopardy. They have reaped the social whirlwind after asking that question of a contestant during the show. The answer the contestant gave was Palestine. BUZZ, and it was ruled a wrong answer. Another contestant then came with the answer Israel and was ruled correct. Unfortunately, the awarded right answer, Israel, BUZZ BUZZ, was the wrong answer.
Cue the Palestinian supporters. The hue and cry to get Jeopardy to issues abject apologies is now underway. It is part of a never ending process to justify Palestine claims of a nation that never existed.
Game show Jeopardy! landed in controversy when it didn’t accept a contestant’s apparently correct answer about a historical site located in Palestine.
Contestant Katie Needle buzzed in for a $200 question that asked for Jesus Christ’s place of birth, with the clue “Built in the 300s A.D., the Church of the Nativity” in the category “Where’s that Church?”
Needle answered, “What is Palestine?”
Host Alex Trebek quickly answered “no” before accepting fellow contestant Jack McGuire’s answer of What is Israel?”
In one question, the long-running game show delved into a longtime contentious debate over geopolitics in the Middle East, and sparked angry reactions from those watching online and at home.
The Church of Nativity is located in Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, which is controlled by Palestinian authorities. The church is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular religious pilgrimage for Christians. (MORE)
Though the thousands of years, Bethlehem has been an integral part of the nation of Israel. Politically drawn borders will never change that. Oh! By the way. The game show error was corrected.