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ZFA statement on dismissal of Malka Leifer appeal

Zionist Federation of Australia President Jeremy Leibler today welcomed the Jerusalem Supreme Court’s decision to dismiss an appeal by Malka Leifer’s legal team.

In September, a District Court determined she must undergo an evaluation to determine if she is fit to face an extradition trial. Leifer appealed the decision.

“Malka Leifer has previously been found beyond any doubt to be fit to face the extradition trial”, said Mr Leibler. “I welcome today’s decision, and look forward to learning the evaluation outcome next week. Today was the 61st legal hearing on this matter, and the actual extradition trial hasn’t yet started. It’s way past time to bring Leifer home, so she can stand trial in Australia, and her alleged victims can finally start putting this nightmare behind them. The Jewish community stands with the survivors and their campaign to bring Malka Leifer back to Australia to face justice.”