Gaffe-prone Palestine was again left red-faced yesterday as it comically failed to recognise near neighbour, Israel. "I feel so stupid" Palestine was quoted as saying "but you know how it is when you just can't place someone. I knew it was something beginning with I. Honestly, I could have kicked myself when I realised."
Palestine can take some comfort from nearby Turkey's own repeated blunders in recognising Cyprus, who it often refers to as Cuthbert. European Union leaders failed to see the funny side however, after Turkey absent-mindedly called America "mum" in front of all the other countries, and blocked the nations application to the E.U on grounds of "silliness".
Palestine has its own list of howlers to live down, including leaving its military outside in the gaza strip and getting them all wet, as well as dropping bombs on its long-suffering neighbour while trying out an elaborate juggling routine to "show off in front of Syria".
The crimson cheeks of Palestine and Turkey could however be saved by the arrival of Big Brother racist, Jade Goody, this week on a tour of Muslim countries in a bid to "learn about abroad." Miss Goody has already angered many groups before even visiting, including Shiite Muslims who she described as "not really shite, just a bit rubbish".
Iranian Prime Minister, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has also refused to meet Goody after she referred to him repeatedly as Mr Dinner-jacket during a press conference, while Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the country's supreme leader was less than impressed to find that Goody was most interested in "finding out how he got on with Diana Ross".
Many Muslims have also criticised her choice of title for the "Meet the ragheads world tour".