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.
Leifer has claimed mental illness since extradition proceedings were initiated in 2014.
State prosecutors decry ‘cynicism’ of defense’s use of concept of consent, saying Leifer manipulated her victims and used her influence and power.
Following the Supreme Court's decision, Leifer's trial will continue as usual.
Leifer's attorneys stressed that she is in fact mentally unfit to stand trial, pointing to past and new statements by medical professionals.
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.
Israel can no longer be a safe-haven by those seeking to use the Right of Return as a shield against criminal proceedings.
Judge Chana Miriam Lomp’s decision does have an air of finality about it in terms of the final outcome.
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.
The Law of Return is not supposed to be a welcome mat for murderers, rapists, pedophiles and criminals.