January 31, 2018 by J-Wire
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She has canvassed politicians in Australia and Israel to have alleged chid sexual abuser Malka Leifer extradited to Australia to face 74 charges, but survivor Dassi Ehrlich has learned the Israel former principal pf Melbourne’s Adass Israel school has once again successfully avoided the extradition hearing.

Dassi Erlich

Victoria Police’s  case for Leifer’s extradition has been thwarted by continual psychiatrist board reviews deciding she is not mentally fit to face a court.

Last week, Ms Leifer convinced yet another psychiatrist review board in Israel that she was too unwell to face an extradition hearing.

Malka Leifer

The 74 charges against her in Australia include rape. Survivor has discussed the case with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Canberra before the PM visited Israel last year. J-Wire understands that both Mr Turnbull and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews discussed the case with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. Media reports claim Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to review the case.

Dessi Erich visited Israel herself  last year where she had a series of meetings with politicians and media representatives.

Nonetheless, J-Wire correspondent in Israel reports that there has been no significant coverage of the Israeli board’s decision last week to defer Leifer’s hoped-for court appearance for yet another six months taking the delay for over the three years’ mark.


Dessi Ehrlich told J-Wire: “We were holding onto hope for a better outcome with this psychiatric panel. It is very upsetting but we have not given up and will continue working hard towards ensuring Malka Leifer returns to Australia and there is justice.”

Leifer fled from Australia in 2008 and in 2015 a Victorian court award $1.24 million to one of victims who had brought a case against the school itself.

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