My boyfriend’s mom who came to Israel from Iraq, told me how her parents sold any kind of valuables they had and walked away from property they owned so they could live freely in Israel. They never looked back. Now he father actually liked living in Iraq when the British were there, learning English and working for the paper. But when the British were gone, that’s when things went downhill. Women weren’t allowed out of the house and had to be covered. The men had to dress like Arab men though they were treated as less. Violence against the Jews just kept growing.