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.”
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