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One day an earthquake will erupt somewhere in Bushmania or a cholera epidemic will sweep over Hotentotia.

The IDF will mobilize under the decisive command of Ehud Barak and immediately deploy urgent aid and a search and rescue party.

Israel does not stand idly by; that's simply not the way it operates.

The state of the Jews opens its heart and arms to people in distress.

We would never turn our backs on such people, on women and children who are in trouble and whose lives might even be in danger.

We will go to the ends of the earth to save a single soul. But we won't reach the Erez crossing in sufficient time.

Because what can be seen from there, in the distance, cannot be seen here, close to home, at the footsteps of Tel Aviv's skyscrapers.