“The idea that views non-Jews as having equal rights in the state goes against the opinion of the Torah, and no representative of the state is authorized to act against the will of the Torah.” Of COURSE Orthodox rabbis are going to say that. The fundamental problem is that the defense forces of what is supposed to be a modern democratic state empowers these pre-modern rabbis with the final word. Be clear : they use the Torah as a tool to say, not what it says, but what they WANT it to say.
Obama to meet with Jordan's King Abdullah in White House later this month (Reuters)
from the article: IDF Rabbinate shows non-Jews the door in mezuzah book ruling