This "rating" is obviously as fraudulent as the "reporting" that Reporters without Borders hacks do when in Israel, where they issue no shortage of attacks on Israel's government, complete with doctored and Photoshopped graphics. Israel's press is not "free"? I guess they don't read HAARETZ. Since Israel does not benefit from the propaganda of foreign (especially EU) media, why let them in the country at all? Just allow "pool" coverage, like highly-rated U.S. does in Iraq and Afganistan. The first time I visited Israel in the 70's, it was illegal to photograph IDF or report on any troop movements at all. Period. Just go back to that reasonable standard, and tell Reporters Without Borders jerks to cover the Mideast from Kuwait, with a nice telephoto lens. They can Photoshop in the rest (as they usually do anyway), and manufacture more organ donor stories from the bar in the Kuwait City Holiday Inn.
Netanyahu: Most of Americans see eye to eye with Israel on dangers of Iran deal (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel ranks low for freedom of press, after Gaza war media ban