Australian PM Morrison Calls for Israel to Extradite Accused Pedophile Malka Leifer

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison called on Wednesday for the quick extradition of former school prinicpal Malka Leifer, who faces 74 charges of indecent assault and rape against her students, to his country.

Morrison said in a press statement that he had met with two of the main complainants against Leifer, sisters Dassi Erlich and Nicole Meyer, who are seeking her extradition. "We acknowledge the immense bravery of the victims in this case," the Australian premier stated, adding: "We stand with them." 

"We call for the matter to be resolved transparently and quickly. We also reaffirm our commitment to have Malka Leifer extradited," he continued. 

Morrison noted that he previously raised the issue with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and that he intends to raise it with "the incoming Israeli leadership."

Dassi Erlich took to Twitter after her meeting with Morrison, writing that their talk was "extremely productive and encouraging."