While Egyptians demand real democracy, Israel's right-wing is moving their country in the direction of fascism.
At an October protest against legislation commonly referred to as the loyalty oath - a bill that would require non-Jews seeking Israeli citizenship to pledge allegiance to a "Jewish and democratic" state - Gavriel Solomon, a prominent academic and peace activist, likened Israel to Nazi Germany, circa 1935.
That was the year that the Nuremberg Laws - racist legislation that led to the systematic and deadly persecution of Jews - were created.
"There were no [concentration] camps yet but there were racist laws," he said. "And we are heading towards these kinds of laws."