Free markets are synonymous with a free people. There is no liberty without economic freedom. One of the reasons the Muslim world—even petro-wealthy nations—are swamps of intolerance and ignorance are the government-run economic policies of the ruling elites.
Israel has wisely evolved from the dopey Socialism of its modern founders to a free market. Thus, Israel has turned a desert into a garden; a state with no natural resources is becoming an economic powerhouse.