‘Jeopardy!’ Producers Explain What Happened With Bethlehem-Palestine Flap

The Jeopardy episode was picked up by people on social media many of whom blasted the show's producers and host for revising history

The clue was "Built in the 300s A.D., the Church of the Nativity".

"Jeopardy!" has not responded to CNN's request for comment.

This is outrageous. If "Israel" had been the answer, it would have been bad enough. It's a state that some Palestinian leaders say should exist in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and that more extreme Palestinian leaders say should include all of sovereign Israel.

After World War I, when British administrators replaced the Ottoman Turkish rulers, and the worldwide community promised a Jewish national home "in Palestine", the territory encompassed modern-day Israel, Jordan, the West Bank, and Gaza Strip.

"The Church of the Nativity is in Bethlehem, #Palestine, which was occupied by Israel in 1967".

On Sunday evening, the lates posts on the show's official Twitter feed referred only to the greatest of all time tournament between its three most successful contestants:Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter. "But the fact that she gave "Palestine" as the thought answer and was told it was wrong makes this an outrage". Apologized for clue that plunged into political hot water involving Israeli control of the West Bank, saying that an incorrect version of the show was sent to TV stations. There's some indication that happened here as well, with some people reporting that Ms. Needle's lost points from the wrong answer were added back to her total during the subsequent commercial break. The score for McGuire, who won the clue with "Israel", remained unchanged.

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Some Twitter users demanded a correction or an apology for the clue answer.

The countries include 138 countries out of the 198, who are members of the UN. We revived Katie's and Jack's scores to exactly what they had been before the hint.

Trump stunned both Palestinians and the worldwide community when he recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital in 2017, moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to the highly contested city. Needle went on to win the game for the second day in a row.

Following the outcry, Jeopardy quickly asserted that the question was actually never meant to make it to air. The region has always been the site of conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians.

"Palestine should be free", she tweeted Friday.

During last week's broadcast, "Jeopardy!" posed a question of where is the Church of the Nativity located. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information.

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