The contentious track of the Church of the Nativity was ‘defective’

“Danger!” Producers have passed damage control to contain and explain a “flawed” clue about the Church of the Nativity in the Friday program that introduced the game show into a controversial global policy.

The topic under discussion dealt with the location believed to be the birth of Jesus: “BUILT IN THE 300 AD, THE CHURCH OF NATIVITY” was a clue of $ 200 under the category “Where is that church ? “

The program’s transmitted response to the contestants’ responses led to a storm of social media controversy. “Danger!” The producers said in a message on the program’s website on Monday that the entire section had already been denied, and was supposed to have been removed from the broadcast.

“Unfortunately, through a human error in postproduction, the uncorrected version of the game was transmitted,” the statement said. “We regret the mistake and will do our best to ensure that this never happens again.”

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In the program that aired, the track featured contestant Katie Needle entering first and responding to the track, “What is Palestine?” Presenter Alex Trebek said that was wrong and that he was given $ 200. Another contestant, Jack McGuire, intervened and replied “What is Israel?”

Trebek accepted this as correct and McGuire initially received $ 200.

The Church of the Nativity, a World Heritage Site, is located in Bethlehem, in the West Bank controlled by Israel. Palestinians believe that the area is illegally occupied land. The United States and the majority of the European Union do not recognize Palestine as a state.

James J. Zogby, founder and director of the American Arab Institute, was one of many critics of the program’s initial decision, calling it “scandalous” on Twitter.

“If ‘Israel’ had been the answer, it would have been bad enough,” Zogby wrote. “But the fact that (Needle) gave ‘Palestine’ as a thought response and was told that he was wrong makes this an outrage and an insult to the history, the reality, to the thousands of oppressed Palestinians in Bethlehem” .

The “danger” The statement made it clear that the producers immediately deleted the question and filmed a new track.

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