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The Simpsons have been to Australia, Britain, France and Japan, but now they could be taking on their greatest challenge - bringing peace to Israel and the Palestinians.

Multiple media sources have quoted the show's executive producer, Al Jean, as saying that America's number one animated family will head to the Holy Land next year.

"I think we're going to do one next year where they go to the Holy Land as we haven't been there yet. The premise will be that the Christians, the Jews and Muslims are united in that they all get mad at Homer. It's the only thing they can agree on," Jean said.

The Simpsons has long featured Jewish characters, most notably Krusty the Clown, born Herschel Shmoikel Pinkus Yerucham Krustofski. Krusty's father, an Orthodox rabbi, is voiced by veteran Jewish comedian Jackie Mason.

The rocky relationship between the two formed the premise for the epsiode "Like Father, Like Clown," a parody of the movie The Jazz Singer. In the episode, Krusty confronts the rabbi over his vehement opposition to his son's career as an entertainer.

Mason won an Emmy for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for the episode.