Monday, January 13, 2020

Wrong Answer

The popular American game show Jeopardy told a contestant that she had answered wrongly after identifying Jesus's place of birth, the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, as being in Palestine Another contestants had his reply that it was in Israel accepted as correct.

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

Imraan Siddiqi, executive director of Council of American Islamic Relations Arizona chapter, said, "This just shows how normalised the occupation."
Tamara Nassar,  at Electronic Intifada, told Al Jazeera the Jeopardy! incident contributes to the "settler-colonial ideal of erasing Palestinians from their own cultural and religious sites - both in consciousness and in physical fact... the audience is fed ahistorical propaganda.
Jeopardy producers were not available for comment.

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