USCPR Executive Director Yousef Munayyer was spoke to Al Jazeera about an episode of the game show Jeopardy! that prompted outrage after the host wrongfully stated that Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity was located in Israel, not Palestine.
This hit a nerve…It was clearly an error on their part, but it’s important that they realised it’s a mistake and they explained how it happened. We can take their word that there was an error in good faith, but it’s equally important that there was a public outcry after. Jeopardy! and others understood that there is a growing public cost to participating in the erasure of Palestinian history and culture.