Malka Leifer

Malka Leifer, a former Australian school principal who is wanted in Australia on suspicion of sexual
High Court rules Malka Leifer fit for extradition

Leifer fled from Australia to Israel in 2008 after allegations of sexual abuse surfaced against her, and has evaded extradition since 2014 by claiming to be mentally unfit for trial.

Malka Leifer
Supreme Court hears appeal on decision that Leifer's mentally fit for extradition

Leifer has claimed mental illness since extradition proceedings were initiated in 2014.

Leifer defense claims alleged sex acts were consensual

State prosecutors decry ‘cynicism’ of defense’s use of concept of consent, saying Leifer manipulated her victims and used her influence and power.

High Court rejects Leifer’s appeal to delay extradition

Following the Supreme Court's decision, Leifer's trial will continue as usual.

Malka Leifer, a former Australian school principal who is wanted in Australia on suspicion of sexual
Malka Leifer appeals extradition decision at Supreme Court

Leifer's attorneys stressed that she is in fact mentally unfit to stand trial, pointing to past and new statements by medical professionals.

08/07/2020
Rivlin to Australian PM: Leifer won’t be able to evade justice

The accused sex offender’s attorneys said they plan to appeal both the decision that she is mentally fit and an extradition, if it is approved, to the High Court of Justice.

Malka Leifer
Lessons must be learned from the Malka Leifer case

Israel can no longer be a safe-haven by those seeking to use the Right of Return as a shield against criminal proceedings.

Australian sisters Nicole Meyer and Dassi Erlich who were allegedly sexually abused by former headte
Leifer court ruling presages extradition, easing of tension over the case

Judge Chana Miriam Lomp’s decision does have an air of finality about it in terms of the final outcome.

Malka Leifer, a former Australian school principal who is wanted in Australia on suspicion of sexual
Malka Leifer fit for extradition, judge rules

Jerusalem District Court rules that after six-year-long legal battle alleged sex offender Malka Leifer is fit for extradition, appeal of decision to Supreme Court likely.

Israel is not a haven for sex offenders

The Law of Return is not supposed to be a welcome mat for murderers, rapists, pedophiles and criminals.

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