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Israeli police arrest ex-Melbounre Jewish school principal, alleged child abuser Malka Leifer


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Malka Leifer left Australia literally in the middle of the night, fleeing allegations of child sexual abuse of girls at the reclusive Jewish school she was principal at.

Australian police and authorities have been trying to get her back to face court for ten years.

Representations have been made to Israeli top leaders by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop for Malka Leifer’s arrest and return to Australia.

Malta Leifer is now on her way back to call Australia home again – but this time her home wont be the nice cushy school principle’s home with open access to young girls to sexually abuse.

Many infamous Australians have been housed in Melbourne’s jails, including the bushranger Ned Kelly, who was hanged in Pentridge Prison in 1880.

Australia/ Israel & Jewish Affairs Council

AIJAC statement on the arrest of Malka Leifer

 FEB 14 2018

Media Release

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council is very pleased to see the arrest of former Melbourne school principal and accused sexual abuser Malka Leifer by Israeli police yesterday, and the subsequent court hearing alleging she had faked mental illness to avoid extradition back to Australia.

This is a matter which AIJAC has pursued with Israeli authorities for some time, with National Chairman Mark Leibler twice meeting with Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked to discuss this case. AIJAC has called on Israeli authorities to do their utmost, consistent with the rule of law, to fully investigate Ms Leifer’s claim of being too ill to stand trial and appreciates that they have done so. Mark Leibler will again be seeking to discuss what can be done expedite Ms. Leifer’s extradition with Israeli authorities during his visit to Israel next week.

AIJAC is hopeful that these latest developments will lead to Ms. Leifer’s speedy extradition back to Australia to face a long-overdue trial – at last bringing some measure of closure and justice to her alleged victims.

Mark Leibler, AC
National Chairman

Colin Rubenstein, AM
Executive Director