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Statement: Extradition of Malka Leifer

Zionism Victoria today welcomed the news that Malka Leifer is returning to Melbourne to face 74 charges pertaining to her alleged sexual abuse of students from the Adass Israel school while she was the principal.

“This is surely a difficult, but important day for the three courageous sisters who have led the vanguard to ensure that Ms Leifer is brought to justice in Victoria,” said Zionism Victoria president, Yossi Goldfarb.

Mr Goldfarb noted that “… the Jewish community stands behind Dassi Erlich, Nicole Meyer and Elly Sapper as the focus shifts from the overly long extradition process to the forthcoming trial.”

“We have the utmost confidence that the Victorian judicial system will provide a fair trial of the very serious allegations against Ms Leifer and will provide her alleged victims-survivors with an opportunity to be heard. We look forward to the ultimate determination of this matter as soon as possible,” Mr Goldfarb concluded.