According to the Rambam(Mishneh Torah ~ Sefer Madda ~ Avodat Kochavim ~ Chapter 10 ~ Halacha 6) when Yovel doesn't apply, Batei Dinim lack the authority to accept a ger toshav. Thus today, there is no heter to permit non-Jews to reside in Eretz Yisrael. Then why do some poskim, such as Rav Ovadia Yosef ZT"L, allow B'nei Noach to live in Israel?

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    Who says they do? Non Jews live in Israel bc the state allows them too. Rabbis don't get to decide citizenship – Dude Feb 10 at 22:53
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    The implicitly claim that a non-Jew needs to be a "ger toshav" to be allowed to live in Israel is the peculiar one which doesn't seem supported by anything. If you'd give us any reason to think it is viable, then your question on Rav Ovadia Yosef would be worth consideration. Absent that it seems trivial you're just mistaken. – Double AA Feb 10 at 22:54
  • @Double AA I don't have a Torah source for the claim that a non-Jew needs to be a ger toshav to be allowed to live in Israel. But in the words of Rabbi Eliezer Melamed - "In order to achieve this vision, the entire land must be inhabited by Jews, and only non-Jews wishing to be part of Israel's grand vision will be able to join the Jewish people with the unique status of a 'ger toshav'." Please check this: israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/21527 – Natanav Feb 11 at 17:33
  • @DoubleAA he.wikisource.org/wiki/… – wfb Feb 11 at 19:47

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