Search JTA's historical archive dating back to 1923

News Brief

June 16, 2006
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

An Australian candidate of Syrian descent will meet with members of Melbourne’s Jewish community in a bid to save his political future. Khalil Eideh, who has lived in Australia for 35 years, was selected by his party to compete for a seat in the Victorian State Upper House. A newspaper report revealed he had been a signatory in letters sent to Syrian President Bashar Assad which included the phrase “the threat from the colonial and Zionist is increasing in our Arab world.”

Recommended from JTA