The Least Free, according to Freedom House?
Of the other middle East nations, all of them are ranked in the LOWEST category of “NOT FREE” except Lebanon which manages “Partly Free” largely because of it’s acceptance of Christianity.
As for Israel? Suprise, it achieves the highest status of “Free” with a 1 (the highest and the same as the US) for political rights.
Oh, and in case you may wonder, the board of Freedom House is comprised of a wide variety of people, and a huge number of Arabs, so bias is not a question.