When Avrohom Mondrowitz was arrested in Jerusalem in 2007 in reaction to an Ha'aretz two-part exposé on him material of a criminal nature was on Mondrowitz's hard drive – something police had known for months prior but had made no attempt to deal with. What was really on Mondrowitz's hard drive? In part, this…
A very partial list of problematic and illegal material found on Mondrowitz's computer when he was arrested in 2007:
• An mpeg movie of two boys, aged approximate 10 to 13 years old, having sex ina bathtub.
• Another movie of two boys about 6 to 8 years old on a bed, getting undressed in a suggestive sexual manner.
• Lot's of Google searches for sexual subjects like and including "gay boy sex."
• Evidence of a series of Mondrowitz owned and operated degree mills, non-existent universities that grant fake degrees – including PhDs – for a price.
In Israel and in many other countries, people are paid based on the level of education they have. So a police officer with a B.A. degree makes less than a police oficer with a master's degree – even if that master's degree is in art or music. People sometimes try to boos their salaries by buying degrees from places like Mondrowitz's Thornhill University. And that's why Israel has laws that criminalize these degree mills and considers degree mill operators – like Mondrowitz – to be criminals.
Avi Aviv, head of the Israel Police cybercrimes unit then, was told about this material many months before Mondrowitz was arrested. At that time, Aviv claimed to have been aware of Mondrowitz, although not the specific information noted above.
Even though Aviv had this information, no arrest was made and nothing was done to stop Mondrowitz until Aviva Lori of Ha'aretz was given proof and Ha'aretz (after some foot-dragging of its own) agreed to publish Lori's exposé.
Mondrowitz is walking free in Israel today. Ask yourselves why.