Israel asked to extradite teacher accused of abuse at Jewish school

The Dutch public prosecution department has asked Israel to extradite a 26-year-old teacher who is suspected of sexually abusing children at the orthodox Jewish school Cheider in Amsterdam.

The teacher, named as Ephraim S, moved to Tel Aviv after he was sacked for ‘inappropriate behaviour’ over 18 months ago.

According to one report, S had sexual contact with a 16-year-old pupil. Other pupils came forward with similar stories after S was dismissed, the Telegraaf says. The school has not commented on the allegations.

Dress code

The Cheider school in Amsterdam caters for children aged two to 18 and has some 200 pupils. Children have to obey a strict dress code and there are separate lessons for girls and boys.

S, who denies the claims and said through his lawyer he will resist extradition, now gives tuition to children in Israel, sources told the paper.

The case has taken so long to come to extradition because of the ‘extremely high demands’ Israel places on the evidence, the Telegraaf says.