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Child sexual abuse
July 30, 2020, 12:17 am
Leifer appeal heard
'While we can take heart that the long and painful road endured so far eventually did lead to an extradition hearing, nonetheless the ordeal continues'.
July 23, 2020, 12:00 am
Sixty days and counting
The extradition hearing for alleged child sexual abuser Malka Leifer has concluded, with Jerusalem District Court Judge Chana Lomp set to hand down her decision on September 21.
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July 21, 2020, 9:32 am
Leifer’s lawyers claim alleged victims ‘consented’
At a long-awaited extradition hearing for Malka Leifer on Monday, the defence team sought to argue those who accuse their client of sexual abuse had effectively consented to it.
July 20, 2020, 9:41 pm
Leifer to learn fate on September 21
Jerusalem District Court Judge Chana Miriam Lomp says she will hand down her decision on September 21, 2020.
July 20, 2020, 4:23 pm
Alleged abuse to be aired in court
Malka Leifer's extradition trial will begin at 5.30pm AEST on Monday. For the first time, details of Dassi Erlich and her sisters' alleged abuse will be aired in an Israeli court.
July 16, 2020, 12:00 am
Leifer trial to go ahead this Monday
A last-ditch attempt by Malka Leifer's lawyers to postpone her July 20 extradition hearing was dismissed by an Israeli judge.
July 9, 2020, 11:00 am
Leifer appeals extradition ruling
Malka Leifer's legal team has launched an appeal in the Jerusalem Supreme Court over a recent decision which found Leifer fit to face justice.
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July 8, 2020, 9:15 pm
Leifer’s lawyers file Supreme Court appeal
Attorneys representing Malka Leifer on Wednesday filed an appeal to the Supreme Court against a Jerusalem court ruling that found her mentally fit to face extradition to Australia.
June 16, 2020, 4:30 pm
New twist in Leifer case
Malka Leifer's lawyer is demanding Israel's prison system explain why it's prescribing Leifer anti-psychotic medication if a psychiatric panel says she’s faking mental illness.
May 28, 2020, 1:09 am
Countdown to extradition
The Jerusalem District Court's ruling that Leifer is mentally fit to stand trial marks a long-awaited and long-overdue milestone in the quest to bring her to justice in Australia.
May 28, 2020, 12:58 am
Leifer’s day in court nears
The AJN joins with Australia's Jewish leadership and the Jewish community's friends from all walks of life in welcoming this week's court ruling in Israel.
May 26, 2020, 9:06 pm
Leifer found mentally fit to stand trial
A Jerusalem judge on Tuesday ruled that alleged child sex abuser Malka Leifer is fit to stand trial for extradition to Australia; her defence is expected to appeal the decision.
May 18, 2020, 12:04 am
Joshua Levi’s reporting praised
Emanuel Synagogue's senior Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins described Levi as a 'driving force in the Jewish community to make sure that there was a positive response to the Royal Commission'.
April 26, 2020, 5:52 am
‘May justice prevail’: Litzman departs Health Ministry
With Yaakov Litzman announcing he will step down as health minister, it's hoped a significant barrier for Malka Leifer’s extradition to Australia has now been removed.
April 2, 2020, 12:39 pm
Yaakov Litzman tests positive for coronavirus
Yaakov Litzman, who is accused of interfering in the process of Malka Leifer’s extradition to face 74 charges of child sexual abuse, has tested positive for the coronavirus.