ZFA statement on latest delay in Leifer case

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Zionist Federation of Australia President Jeremy Leibler today expressed his concern at yet another delay in the Malka Leifer extradition process.

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, and this appeal was rejected by the Jerusalem Supreme Court earlier this month. In Israel today, a medical panel that examined her claimed it needed more time, and proceedings were delayed until January.

“The Jewish community is frustrated that today marks yet another delay”, said Mr Leibler. “Leifer has been allowed to carry on this farce for way too long. She needs to return to Australia to face trial. The Jewish community stands with the survivors and their campaign to bring Malka Leifer back to Australia to face justice.”

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