In fact, they are notorious in pro-Israel circles for doing so.
Africa, for example, is a notorious black hole when it comes to modern navigation aids and strictly enforced safety standards.
“Humans are notorious for being lousy at estimating numbers of animals in large groups,” Perryman explains.
1540s, "publicly known," from Medieval Latin notorius "well-known, commonly known," from Latin notus "known," past participle of noscere "come to know" (see know). Negative connotation arose 17c. from frequent association with derogatory nouns. Related: Notoriously.