Old City of JerusalemFrench romantic poet Chateaubriand writes:

“You ought to see this nation in Jerusalem… The real owners (e.g Jews) of the country are as strangers and slaves in their own land. But no matter how they are oppressed, they still hope for the redeemer and meanwhile bend their heads in silence without complaining of their fate.”

Source: “Itenéraire de Paris à Jérusalem,” Paris (1811), Vol. III, p. 68.