UFC 259

UFC 259 has one of the most stacked cards of the year. While UFC 257 didn’t see a single title fight in favor of a Conor McGregor headlining spot, UFC 259 comes at us with three. Petr Yan will defend his bantamweight title against Aljamain Sterling, while Amanda Nunes looks to build her legacy as…Continue Reading

Israel Adesanya shares extremely bold prediction for Jan Blachowicz title bout: “I’m not getting touched in this fight”

Image via @ufc on Instagram (photographer not listed) Israel Adesanya is confident he will hear “And New” on Saturday night. In the main event of UFC 259, Adesanya is moving up to light heavyweight to face Jan Blachowicz in search of becoming a champ-champ. It’s a very intriguing matchup with many believing “The Last Stylebender”…Continue Reading

UFC 259 Embedded: Israel Adesanya mocks Paulo Costa, ‘I know the drunken fist’

UFC 259 Embedded features the fighters from Saturday’s championship tripleheader pay-per-view event at The Apex in Las Vegas. Middleweight champ Israel Adesanya challenges light heavyweight titleholder Jan Blachowicz in the main event. The UFC 259 co-main event sees Amanda Nunes put her featherweight title on the line against Megan Anderson. And bantamweight beltholder Petr Yan…Continue Reading

Israel to Vaccinate Palestinians Who Have Israeli Work Papers

TEL AVIV—Israel will vaccinate Palestinian laborers who work in Israel and in Jewish settlements in the West Bank, Israel’s military said Sunday. The move comes as Israel has faced pressure to vaccinate Palestinians who live under Israeli control. The program was approved Sunday by Israel’s political leaders and will begin in the coming days, according…Continue Reading

Israel Dodges Questions on Secret Vaccine-for-Prisoner Deal With Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sidestepped questions over whether his country agreed to pay Russia to provide coronavirus vaccines to Syria as a part of a prisoner swap between the two Middle Eastern countries. Mr. Netanyahu confirmed Saturday night that negotiations with Russia took place as part of efforts to bring back an Israeli…Continue Reading

Israel ultra-Orthodox reject criticism, defy rules…

JERUSALEM (AP) — Mendy Moskowits, a member of the ultra-Orthodox Belz Hassidic sect in Jerusalem, doesn’t understand the uproar toward believers like him.In recent weeks, ultra-Orthodox Jews have defied coronavirus restrictions by holding big funerals for beloved rabbis who died of COVID-19, celebrating large weddings, and continuing to send their children to schools. The gatherings…Continue Reading

The Latest: Israel eases restrictions 6 weeks after lockdown

LONDON — A British official says the country is not considering issuing so-called “immunity passports” for those who have been given the coronavirus vaccine but they could ask their doctor for written proof of their vaccine status if they need to travel.Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi said Sunday that vaccine passports would be discriminatory and officials…Continue Reading

Israel Sends 2,000 Doses of a Covid-19 Vaccine to Palestinians

TEL AVIV—Israel transferred the first batch of a Covid-19 vaccine to the Palestinians amid growing concerns over the disease’s spread in the neighboring West Bank and Gaza becoming a threat to the country. The Defense Ministry on Monday supplied 2,000 doses of Moderna Inc.’s vaccine to the Palestinian Authority, which governs part of the West…Continue Reading

Kosovo, Israel establish diplomatic ties

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Kosovo and Israel formally established diplomatic ties on Monday in a ceremony held digitally due to the pandemic lockdown.Kosovo Foreign Minister Meliza Haradinaj-Stublla and her Israeli counterpart, Gabi Ashkenazi, held a virtual ceremony to sign the documents in their respective countries. “Today we are making history. We are establishing diplomatic relations…Continue Reading