Outrage as US Game Show Jeopardy Decides Bethlehem is an Israeli City (VIDEO)

Jeopardy contestant Katie Needle. (Photo: Video Grab)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff

The American TV game show, Jeopardy, has been slammed on social media for judging the Church of the Nativity, which is located in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem, as part of Israel. 

Show producers are yet to explain why they would conflate the historic Palestinian city with the relatively new State of Israel. 

“At the end of Friday’s round one, only a single, $200 question remained on the board, under the category ‘Where’s that Church?’,” reported the online news platform Media-ite on Saturday. 

The clue that was provided for the question was “Built in the 300s A.D., the Church of the Nativity.”

Katie Needle, a returning contestant, and the scoreboard leader was the first to buzz, answering “What is Palestine”.

Needle, who comes from Brooklyn, N.Y., seemed surprised when the show-host, Alex Trebek, commented with a “Nope.”

Seizing the opportunity, Jack McGuire of San Antonio, TX, who was the last-place contestant at that point, quickly answered “What is Israel”, and the answer was deemed correct, raising his total to $2,200 just before a commercial break.

Despite the fact that the historically Christian Palestinian city has kept its Palestinian identity for thousands of years, Jeopardy has decided to redefine the Palestinian city’s historical, cultural, spiritual and even geographical location.

“The United Nations .. lists the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem as part of Palestine,” said Media-ite, adding that even, “the US State Department clearly defines Bethlehem as inside occupied Palestinian territory”.

Jeopardy mistakes Bethlehem, West Bank, as Israel in last night’s episode. #Jeopardy #Palestine #WestBank #Bethlehem #Nativity #Church #Occupied #Israel #AlexTrebek

Posted by American Muslims for Palestine on Saturday, January 11, 2020

Many viewers of the game show were outraged for the obvious mistake, which remains uncorrected.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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4 Comments

  1. 4 PRIVATE USE ONLY: The global one world order uses celebrities, leaders & royalty- lured by big payroll- these game shows are very emotional, draw in huge crowds to make more money. I DON’T LIKE CROWDS & I MAKE MY OWN MONEY SO I DIDN’T GET LURED INTO A FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY. Never any praise 4 my good work – constant criticism & -ve reports- I FULLY ACCEPTED THIS & DIDN’T WANT ANY PRAISE FROM THEM. Iran apologies 4 accidently shooting down Ukraine plane. 1988-George Bush refused 2 apologize & accept responsibility 4USA shooting down Iran air flight- killed 290 people. MARY MOTHER OF GOD -UNDER HER GUIDANCE- taught how to recognise DECEPTION slowly avoid contamination by WEEDING TECHNIQUE.

  2. Bethlehem is in Palestine – a country occupied by Israel.

    We recently celebrated Christmas – an event over 2000 years ago when the land was also occupied by a foreign nation.

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