Here’s Why Jeopardy Is Apologizing For Question About Where Jesus Was Born

(Tea Party 247) – Even Jeopardy is not immune to the wrath of the politically-correct left.

And sadly, there are few more wrathful than those who insist that the biblical land of Judea is really “Palestine.”

The legendary game show has been forced to apologize after daring to include a question about the location of Jesus’ birth, which is in what is considered by some to be modern-day Palestine.

It’s not really so simple, notes Jihad Watch Robert Spencer:

Jesus was, of course, Jewish. He was born in Bethlehem of Judea. The Church of the Nativity was built on the site believed to be where he was born. The Romans didn’t rename Judea “Palestine” until 134 AD, long after Jesus was born. The Jeopardy question seems to have been about where the Church of the Nativity is located. Bethlehem is in what is generally believed to be “occupied” “Palestinian” territory, but in reality there never has been a State of Palestine, and it never had a territory that could be occupied. Bethlehem was included in the British Mandate for Palestine, set aside for a Jewish National Home. Therefore only Israel has any right to that land. This is all about the jihad against Israel, not about “occupation,” as is clear from the fact that there was no outcry about “occupation” when Egypt occupied Gaza and Jordan occupied Judea and Samaria from 1948 to 1967.

This week, the gameshow issued a correction to the controversial question, which had indicated that Bethlehem was located in Israel and not Palestine in its answer.

It all began, People reports, when contestant Katie Needle had responded to a question under the “Where’s That Church” category.

When Needle replied “Palestine” to a clue about the birthplace of Jesus, host Alex Trebek said that was incorrect.

Another contestant, Jack McGuire gained $200 for buzzing in with the correct answer of Israel, which naturally enraged the Palestine advocacy groups online.

People explains:

Bethlehem is geographically located in Palestine, but sits on a territory currently occupied by Israel in the West Bank.

On Monday, producers released a statement to Deadline to explain the gaff, attributing the broadcast of the question to “human error in post-production.”

“In the process of taping this clue, ‘BUILT IN THE 300s A.D., THE CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY’ we became aware that the clue was flawed as written and that determining an acceptable response would be problematic,” the statement read. “In accordance with our rules and in the interest of fairness, we voided the clue and threw it out. We restored Katie’s and Jack’s scores to what they were prior to the clue. The outcome of the game was not affected.”

“Unfortunately, through human error in post-production, the uncorrected version of the game was broadcast,” the producers said. “We regret the error and we will make every effort to ensure this never happens again.”

Jeopardy! since also released a video of what should’ve replaced the question, which featured a clue about the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico….


  1. Israel was divided into 12 separate territories. One for each of the 12 tribes of Israel. There was split in the territories when the two sons of Solomon slit the the land ( it is believed over a taxation issue). Later the ten northern tribes were carried off into captivity. That left only the land of Judah and the land of Ruben behind.The land of Judah became known as the land of Judea but the country was still Israel.It stayed that way until a General by the name of Titus conquered Israel, tore the temple down and rename the whole area Palestine. Nazareth and Bethlehem are cities land land of Judea.The reason it was renamed Palestine is to remove all references to Israel.Moving forward to the League of Nations.The original borders of ancient Israel was set aside for the return of Israel back to its homeland. Then the League of Nations decided it was too much and took away 73% making the river Jordan the boundary. The on the east side became known as Jordan ( that was the 73%) The west side was Israel. (now you know where the west bank is, it has always been part of Israel) When the ill equipped military of the Jews fought for independence they were unable to push the Arabs off the west bank.It stayed that way until the Six Day War when Israel was able to reclaim the territory set aside by the League of Nations.The people we now call the Palestinians were a nomadic tribe in Jordan.They were causing problems there so they were kicked out and ended up in Lebanon. They caused problems there. Israel was pressured to set aside land for use of the Palestinians and they are causing problems there. That is a short history of the place.

  2. Tell these left Wing “protesters” That there would be NO apologies given for asking the question. Tell them to shove their PROTEST “sideways”. There is NO PALASTINE and there NEVER was a PALESTINE . . . Read your HISTORY BOOKS on the subject! Team Trump and his allies 2020.

  3. Say Mr. or Ms. or Mrs. Jeopardy, Jesus was and always will be a Nazarene, and for you people, who love stealing/invading and killing/Murdering Innocent Human Beings, SHOULD BE EXTREMELY ASHAMED, ASHAMED, ASHAMED OF YOUR WAYS AND YOURSELVES!!!!!!!

  4. When a person believes into Jesus God comes into the center of his being, his spirit. Then the battle begins for the occupation of the rest of his being, his soul and body. Satan occupied territory gets conquered as he grows in God.

  5. Palestine, in Biblical times, was not the small area that is called Palestine today, in Israel. In fact, Palestine was NOT a political entity at all until recently. There was no king of Palestine or capital or whatever. It was just part of the Roman Empire. The name “Palestine,” at that time, was loosely applied to a huge area all the way to the Mediterranean, encompassing several countries today. Also, the residents who lived in what was called “Palestine” then were NOT Arabs, they were the Hebrews. It wasn’t until the British partitioned off the area to be known as Israel that Arabs began to move into the part of Israel that is today generally called Palestine and claimed it under the guise that it was THEIR ancestral land. IT WAS NOT! In Biblical times it was Hebrews who lived there, and in modern times it belonged to Israel then migrating Arabs moved in and claimed it. That’s just history.

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  7. The way it was handled on the show was correct but nooooo, no you just had to go and do what ya’ll think is PC which is a bunch of crap. Palestine is not a country nor a state, it is merely a community, a group of people if you will and that’s all it will ever be for now… It was called that during occupancy by the Romans and now the arab muslims but owned by the State of Israel and currently called the West Bank not Palestine!

    • Have you ever been there? I have. Part of the Temple mount is occupied by the Palestinian’s mosque and has been for many, many years. Depending upon the existing temperament of the Palestinians, one might be able to go fairly close to the Palestinian occupied part of the Temple mount. One absolutely can NOT set foot on the actual area of the Mosque. Sometimes the tension between the Jews and the Palestinians is less tense than at other times, but I wouldn’t push my luck if I were you. The atmosphere could change at any minute. For now the part where the Temple was actually located is open for tourists to explore, although there is nothing on the Temple mount other than the foundation hewn out of huge blocks of rock.

    • Dan, I think you need to do some research bud. I’ve studied about the Jews and “Palestinians” and their conflicts and fights. I’ve been to Israel. Have you? Did you know that the Jews and the “Palestinians” are actually related through Abraham? It’s in the Bible. Palestine is not “merely a community.” The Palestinians are a warring nation of people and they hate the Jews…although the Jews are not too fond of the Palestinians, either. There is always a tension between the two and sometimes, but rarely, it breaks out into skirmishes between the two factions, and in the past have broken out in full out war. The Mosque of Omar (Palestinian mosque) is not far from the Temple mount, and no, the Temple has not been rebuilt. It can not be rebuilt until the Mosque of Omar has been removed from the Temple mount, and the Jews have turned to God.

  8. Jesus was born in Bethlehem; which is in Israel. If one (in this case, “Jeopardy,”) is going to deal in FACTS, at least get therm correct!

  9. here we go again pc police trying to change religious history, every body with half a brain that knows anything about religion knows that Jesus was Jewish, and was born in Bethlehem which was Juda not palestine. I think people need to read the bible.

  10. The warning here is that Jihad is now past our doorstep It’s reputation and power in our nation now affects what we show and say in our everyday lives .Their message to us with this is ” Do not insult Allah ” This is exactly what we’ve been warned about. Better get serious . My message to them is if you don’t like it go to a country that doesn’t like it too. You are oppressors and not welcomed

  11. maybe we should apologize for the fact that Jesus was a Jew…maybe that’s inaccurate, too! Amazing how people want to rewrite history and the masses allow it.

  12. In truth the entire region of Canaan is given to Israel which includes all of Syria, most if not all of Iraq, Jordan down to the Golan heights. The entire middle east belongs the sons of Shem. Most of the occupants of the middle east are the descendants of Ham who were not satisfied with all of Africa and are under a curse for claiming that which does not belong to them. If you go to the middle east you will notice that Israel is lush and green, a land flowing with milk and honey. But when you cross the border out of Israel it’s a hostile dust bowl, a desert wasteland. The Palestinians had their DNA tested recently to prove they had rights to Israel and found out they were descendants of mid eastern Europe, the sons of Japheth. No matter what, Jesus was born just north of Jerusalem in a small town of Bethlehem.

  13. There is no “Palestine,” but there is Jewish territory that various Arab groups would like to occupy but cannot. The quiz show got it correct.

  14. Palestinians are Squatters nothing more. They moved in after 70 AD when Titus scattered the people of Israel. Christ was born in the Town of Bethlehem in the NATION of ISREAL. That is FACT no matter what the WHINY IGNORANT LIBERALS say. Jeopardy has NOTHING to apologize for. The Show is about FACTS not political castration of IGNORANT LIBERALS.

  15. The first time I went to Bethlehem and saw all of the store signs in Arabic, I wanted to cry. The shop owners were polite and sold Christian items including some beautiful hand-carved wooden ornaments. However, it just felt very uncomfortable.

  16. Bethlehem is in occupied Palestinian land. There never was a state/country called israel until it was created under the Balfour Agreement and then expanded on by pushing Palestinians off their land…


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