Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Danby. Again.

After last week's expose of Michael Danby's wagging school to spend some quality time hanging with his Israeli mates, you'd think he'd give it a rest. But no:

"Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will raise the stalled extradition of former school principal and alleged sex offender Malka Leifer directly with Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem next week in a bid to dramatically step up pressure on Israel over the issue. The move will be part of a broader bipartisan Australian push to to secure the extradition of Ms Leifer, who has claimed she is too ill to attend hearings in relation to her return to Australia to face 74 counts of child sex abuse while principal of an ultra-conservative Jewish school in Melbourne. An Australian political delegation, including Labor MPs Michael Danby, Mark Dreyfus, Mike Kelly and Gai Brodtmann has also sought to discuss the issue with Israel's Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked on October 30, the day before Israel commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beersheba in 1917... Australian authorities have been dismayed by the Israeli justice system which has, in effect, shielded Ms Leifer from facing justice in Australia." (Bid to extradite Jewish educator, Cameron Stewart, The Australian, 23/10/17)

Footnote: "Dismayed by the Israeli 'justice' system"? As well they should be. 'Israeli justice' is an oxymoron.


Anonymous said...

I guess they're going over to give Netanyahu a good old fashioned Australian shirtfront. I'm afraid this is just a dispicable case of a rogue terrorist regime thumbing its nose at Australia, its people, it's government and its judiciary. Every Australian has the right to expect that former residents will be extradited by Israel, especially when they stand accused of heinous crimes involving children.

MERC said...

Who'll blink first, Netanyahu or Trumble? My bet's on Trumble.

MERC said...

Worth noting: "Activists fear Israel is becoming a safe haven for paedophiles thanks to the country's unique Law of Return for the world's Jewish people. A Jewish person from anywhere across the globe can be fast-tracked for citizenship in Israel... An 1954 amendment to the law bans 'a person with a criminal past... ' but campaigners say sex abusers are slipping through the net." (Israel becoming 'safe haven for paedophiles' with laws that allow any Jews to legally return, activists claim, Peter Walker, independent.co.uk, 30/11/16)