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Fox apologizes for poll asking if Jews killed Jesus

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(JTA) — The Latin American division of Fox apologized for a poll that asked whether Jews killed Jesus.

Posted on the Fox Spanish-language Facebook page, the poll asked, "Who do you think is responsible for the death of Christ?" It provided three choices for the answer: Jewish People, Pontius Pilate and High Priests. 

The poll, which was promoting a National Geographic Channel Christmas special, was removed following the apology, according to reports citing The Associated Press.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center in Buenos Aires reportedly slammed the poll and pointed out that in 1965, the Vatican annulled the idea that Jews killed Jesus.
 

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