'Jeopardy!' apologizes for saying Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity is in Israel

By The Christian Post

Alex Trebek has been the host of "Jeopardy" since 1984. | REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

The people behind the popular television game show “Jeopardy!” have issued an apology following recent episode in which a contestant was penalized for saying that the Church of the Nativity was located in the Palestinian territories.

On a recent episode of the game show, a clue under the category "Where's that church?" asked contestants the country in which the Church of the Nativity, which is in Bethlehem, West Bank, less than 6 miles south of Jerusalem. 

When contestant Katie Needle answered "What is Palestine?" she was ruled incorrect. Then contestant Jack McGuire answered "What is Israel?" and was ruled correct.

Source:The Christian Post