‘Jeopardy’ is facing backlash after a question waded into Israel-Palestine politics


'Jeopardy' is facing backlash after a question waded into Israel-Palestine politics

Whatever it was that led to Friday’s Jeopardy foul-up, people aren’t happy.

A category called “Where’s the church?” presented the clue: “Built in the 300s AD, the Church of the Nativity.” The church in question is located in Bethlehem, a city in the West Bank. It’s the stretch of land that wraps around Israel’s capital city of Jerusalem, but the West Bank is Palestinian land. It’s also at least partially occupied by Israeli forces.

Still, the way maps are drawn, the correct question in response to that clue would be “What is Palestine?” That’s how contestant Katie Needle answered, even though she was marked as incorrect. Another contestant buzzed in after her and answered with what the show deemed as the correct answer: “What is Israel?” Read more…

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