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Bring Leifer Back
December 24, 2020, 12:00 am
‘Now, it’s not about if – but when’
Leifer's lawyer Nick Kaufman said his client would not challenge the decision, but would seek to serve her sentence in Israel if she is convicted in Australia.
December 17, 2020, 12:09 pm
Minister signs off on Leifer extradition
Alleged child sexual abuser Malka Leifer on Tuesday lost her Supreme Court appeal against a ruling that she should be extradited to Australia to face 74 charges of child sex abuse.
December 10, 2020, 12:00 am
Appeal verdict due within weeks
The Supreme Court hearing in Israel saw Leifer’s lawyers reiterate claims she would not receive a fair trial in Australia and that the alleged abuse was consensual.
November 26, 2020, 12:00 am
Malka Leifer’s lawyers step down
If the Supreme Court rejects the latest appeal, Israel's Justice Minister will still need to sign off on the extradition in order for Leifer to be put on a plane back to Australia.
September 24, 2020, 12:00 am
‘We literally jumped for joy’
Malka Leifer has been ordered to be sent back to Australia to face 74 charges of child sex abuse after an Israeli judge on Monday agreed to extradite the former Melbourne principal
September 21, 2020, 5:08 pm
Judge rules: Extradite Leifer
With Jerusalem District Court Judge Chana Miriam Lomp tonight approving Leifer’s extradition, Israeli Justice Minister Avi Nissenkorn will have to sign off on the order.
September 10, 2020, 12:00 am
‘A victory for justice’
The decision means alleged victims Dassi Erlich, Nicole Meyer and Elly Sapper must now wait until September 21 for a judgement on whether their former principal will be extradited.
September 2, 2020, 8:53 pm
Supreme Court rejects Malka Leifer’s appeal
The judges unanimously rejected Leifer’s appeal, saying none of the arguments presented by her lawyers point to her being mentally unfit to stand trial and be extradited.
June 16, 2020, 4:30 pm
New twist in Leifer case
Malka Leifer's lawyer is demanding Israel's prison system explain why it's prescribing Leifer anti-psychotic medication if a psychiatric panel says she’s faking mental illness.
May 28, 2020, 1:09 am
Countdown to extradition
The Jerusalem District Court's ruling that Leifer is mentally fit to stand trial marks a long-awaited and long-overdue milestone in the quest to bring her to justice in Australia.
May 28, 2020, 12:58 am
Leifer’s day in court nears
The AJN joins with Australia's Jewish leadership and the Jewish community's friends from all walks of life in welcoming this week's court ruling in Israel.
May 26, 2020, 9:06 pm
Leifer found mentally fit to stand trial
A Jerusalem judge on Tuesday ruled that alleged child sex abuser Malka Leifer is fit to stand trial for extradition to Australia; her defence is expected to appeal the decision.
April 26, 2020, 5:52 am
‘May justice prevail’: Litzman departs Health Ministry
With Yaakov Litzman announcing he will step down as health minister, it's hoped a significant barrier for Malka Leifer’s extradition to Australia has now been removed.
April 24, 2020, 9:17 am
Litzman reportedly offers to leave Health Ministry
Yaakov Litzman has reportedly offered Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to leave the Health Ministry, though his motives are unclear after previously refusing to consider a change.
April 2, 2020, 12:39 pm
Yaakov Litzman tests positive for coronavirus
Yaakov Litzman, who is accused of interfering in the process of Malka Leifer’s extradition to face 74 charges of child sexual abuse, has tested positive for the coronavirus.