Argentinian game show: 'Tel Aviv the capital of which country?'

Game show in Argentina asks contestants vying for new car to identify the country whose capital is Tel Aviv, before disqualifying question.

Tal Polon,

Jerusalem, capital of Israel
Jerusalem, capital of Israel
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An Argentinian game show was forced to disqualify a question posed to contestants which implied that Tel Aviv, rather than Jerusalem, is the capital of Israel.

On Friday’s edition of the Argentinian quiz show La Tribuna de Guido, in which the contestants vied to win a new car, contestants were asked, “Tel Aviv is the capital of which country?”

While the female contestant said she did not know the answer and guessed “Iran,” the male contestant said that “Israel” was probably the intended answer, but also questioned whether Tel Aviv was, indeed, the capital, given recent discussion in the wake of Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

This prompted the host to take an impromptu break so that judges could consider the issue.

Eventually, judges decided to disqualify the question, and the host said that the correct answer to the question should have been “none,” since Jerusalem is the true capital of Israel.

The male contestant went on to win the car after correctly answering the next question, “What symbols are used in Morse Code?”

Argentina was one of 35 countries that abstained on a UN vote condemning Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem.


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