However, while there was of course debate within Israel concerning the question of whether the country should take in some Syrian refugees, we could find no evidence that there were any “international calls” for Israel to open its border to Syria, as the Indy claimed.
Indeed, a passage from a Sept. 6th Reuters report (cited in the Indy article) said the exact opposite.
Though there have been no international calls on Israel to open its borders to Syrians, Herzog said Netanyahu had a moral duty to accept refugees.
A few days after contacting the Indy, they agreed to remove the passage in question. We commend editors on the correction.