The National Council of Jewish Women of Australia expresses concern and dismay at the recent ruling in Israel regarding the Malka Leifer case. This hearing, number 57, saw the judge rule that another psychiatric panel is needed to assess Leifer.

This ruling enabled her defense team to apply for bail which they are scheduled to do today. The NCJWA believes Malka Leifer’s extradition process should not be delayed any further and is deeply troubled by this seeming backward step, and fully supports Dassi Erlich, Nicole Meyer and Elly Sapper in their quest for justice and their campaign to bring Malka Leifer back to Australia to face the charges awaiting her.