Separation of religion and state works pretty well in the U.S. and a lot of American Jews hope that eventually, Israel will get there. The idea that the state should empower anyone to interpret the will of God and impose any religious orthodoxy is a terrible idea. Not everyone agrees, of course. Torquemada made a strong argument that religious orthodoxy was important to the Spanish state and it's people. I'm sure that he, too, would have held being like Sweden in deep disdain.
Man shot dead in northern Israel town of Bi'ina, police say the murder was gang related (Haaretz)