• The native Jewish families in Jerusalem, as well as those in other parts of Palestine, present a marked difference to the Jews of Europe and America. They possess the same physical characteristics - the dark, oblong eye, the prominent nose, the strongly-marked cheek and jaw - but in the latter, these traits have become harsh and coarse.

    Bayard Taylor (2015). “The Lands of the Saracen: Pictures of Palestine, Asia Minor, Sicily, and Spain”, p.64, The Floating Press