I saw this article linked maybe a couple months ago, but had trouble finding it again. Ilkka inspired me to go looking again, so I’m linking it here to remember. In my first link Mackubin Thomas Owens says “Contrary to common contention, Israel does not currently allow women in combat–they’ve been banned since 1948”. Indeed it is contrary to common contention, including wikipedia. Granted, he wrote that in 2005, but I haven’t heard anything about that changing since then.
UPDATE: In the process of writing this post I see Wikipedia has a portion elsewhere backing up Owens. I was placing greater weight on Wikipedia than NR, so now I’d like someone knowledgeable to clear this up for me.