Israeli political appointment a ‘slap in the face’ to alleged Malka Leifer child abuse victims


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Doubt has been cast over Australia’s efforts to extradite alleged child abuser Malka Leifer from Israel, with concerns a new controversial political appointment could stall the process.

Ms Leifer faces 74 counts of sexual assault in Victoria relating to her time as principal of the Adass Israel School between 2001 and 2008.

She has been fighting to stay in Israel since an Australian extradition request was lodged in 2014, citing mental health concerns.