Group of Israeli soldiers at the Wailing Wall.

Compulsory service of women in the Israel Defense Forces has existed since 1949. De facto, there are still some considerable imbalances in the gender distribution in the individual units. Legally, there is complete gender equality in the Israel Defense Forces, so that women can serve in all branches, branches of the armed forces, and units. The percentage of women in the army is the highest in the world at 33% (51% officers, 3% combat troops).
USA 14.3% – Germany 12.6% – Austria 2.5%