A Syrian neo Nazi activist based in Sydney. Melhelm, who holds a doctorate in political science, is a devoted supporter of Lebanese politician and philosopher Antoun Saadeh. Saadeh became a leading figure in the Syrian nationalist movement during the 30s and 40s. He was inspired by European fascist movements, in particular the Nazis, forming the Syrian Social Nationalist Party in its image, going as far as to even use a swastika for its logo.
Melhem is the Australian based leader and representative of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party. Melhelm who has attended Arab/ Palestine related demonstrations in the past, keeps some very dodgy company. For some years, Melhem has been in close contact with Jim Saleam, president of the Australia First Party. In 2006 Melhem addressed the AFP run event Sydney Forum to discuss Syria. On December 17 2016 he was the key speaker at the Australia First forum in Seven Hills.