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ZFA welcomes decision to extradite Malka Leifer

21 September 2020

The Zionist Federation of Australia welcomed today’s decision to extradite Malka Leifer.

Zionist Federation of Australia President Jeremy Leibler said, “The Zionist Federation of Australia welcomes this long overdue decision. Leifer ought to accept this decision without further needless appeals and face her accusers in an Australian court. It is well past time to bring Leifer home. The survivors deserve justice. We commend the bravery of the survivors who have never wavered in their determination and commitment to bring Leifer back to Australia to face justice”.

Mr Leibler continued, “When I met with Prime Minister Netanyahu in October last year, he assured me that as soon as the court ordered Malka Leifer’s extradition, his government would do everything in its power to facilitate the extradition process, and certainly would not do anything to further delay the process. I look forward to the prime minister delivering on that assurance.”

Leifer’s alleged victims have been waiting for justice for many years. They have seen Leifer fake mental health issues, they have seen bizarre court decisions, and they have seen an alleged criminal interference by a member of the Israeli cabinet. Through all this, they have remained resolute on the need for Leifer to face court in Australia. The ZFA stands with these courageous women and looks forward to her finally boarding a plane to Australia.

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