Zionist Federation of Australia President Jeremy Leibler was disappointed at the decision to appeal.
“The cynicism of Leifer’s legal team appears to run deep”, he said. “For a time, Leifer successfully hoodwinked the state into thinking she was mentally unfit to stand trial, so of course she was administered medication in line with the diagnosis her legal team sought. By attempting to sue the state for doing so, they’ve highlighted the falsity of their previous claims.”
He continued, “As the courageous Dassi Erlich has noted, Leifer’s lawyers are claiming she is fit to stand trial in a civil suit, but not in an extradition trial. It is shameful.”