Trump Should Uphold the Syrian Cease-Fire He Negotiated

July 11, 2018 Topic: Security Region: Middle East Blog Brand: Middle East Watch Tags: SyriaRefugeesTrumpAssadiran

Trump Should Uphold the Syrian Cease-Fire He Negotiated

Trump's team negotiated a ceasefire. Now he must uphold it.

Various of America’s traditional allies have begun to question President Trump’s commitment to traditional U.S. alliances. That, however, has decidedly not been the case with Israel. The President, after all, has unilaterally moved forward on moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem . In the same fashion, the President should counter Iran, stand by Jordan and Israel, and help to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe along its border with Syria. And all he has to do is be himself. All he has to do is have some chutzpah.

Bennett Gross and Shadi Martini are the Executive Director and Director of Humanitarian Relief, respectively, at the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees .

Image: A man gestures as he rides a motorbike in Deraa, Syria, July 4, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki