Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Malka Leifer accused of sexual harassment in Israel before moving to Australia

Two new allegation of sexual misconduct that took place in an Israeli school decades ago have surfaced against former principal Malka Leifer, who is facing extradition back to Australia over multiple charges of sex abuse at a Jewish girls school there.
The accusations, which occurred in the Tel Aviv suburb of Bnei Brak some 20 years ago, could indicate that ultra-Orthodox leaders, some of whom have allegedly continued to protect Leifer, sent her to Australia rather than report her to authorities, which activists claim is a common practice in the insular community.


  1. All this was reported extensively by FailedMessiah back when she fled to Israel from Australia to avoid arrest.

  2. One is led to wonder if the inordinate amount of effort being made to protect the accused is because this case is merely the tip of the iceberg and to prosecute her would open the floodgates to myriads of other uncomfortable revelations about a community that many in it would perhaps prefer to remain cloaked in silence.

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  3. Ties in well with the Agudah's opposition to the new child protection laws in NT state.


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