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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

18 Sep 2017

French unions and left-wing plan 10 days of action to rattle Macron

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron may have won the first round of his battle to overhaul France's economy, but the coming 10 days promise to bring far more protests and unrest to the streets as labor unions and the political left step up their opposition.

09 Aug 2017

Ageing and ailing, who will succeed current Palestinian leaders?

JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH, West Bank Palestinian politics is a relentless and often fruitless pursuit: after more than two decades of on-off negotiations, a state remains out of reach. Now add to the mix rising age and failing health.

27 Jul 2017

Thousands of worshippers surge into Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, 113 injured

JERUSALEM Thousands of Muslim worshippers surged into Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque on Thursday and at least 113 were hurt in scuffles with police after Israel lifted security measures imposed at the sacred site in the face of days of violent protests. | Video

21 Jul 2017

Six dead in worst Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed for years

JERUSALEM Six people were killed on Friday in the bloodiest spate of Israeli-Palestinian violence for years, prompted by new security Israeli measures at Jerusalem's holiest site.

21 Jul 2017

Jerusalem on alert as religious tensions rise over holy site

JERUSALEM Israel bolstered security in the Old City of Jerusalem on Friday and prepared for possible clashes with Muslim worshippers after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided metal detectors at a sensitive holy site would not be removed.

18 Jul 2017

Suspect in Israeli submarine probe may become state witness - media

JERUSALEM A leading suspect in an Israeli investigation into a $2 billion (£1.5 billion) deal to buy German submarines is considering giving evidence in the case to state prosecutors, local media reported on Tuesday.

11 Jul 2017

Gaza 'unliveable' 10 years after Hamas seized power - U.N.

JERUSALEM A decade after the Islamist group Hamas seized Gaza, the Palestinian enclave is effectively unliveable for its 2 million people, with declining incomes, healthcare, education, electricity and fresh water, the United Nations said.

10 Jul 2017

Israel backs Hungary, says financier Soros is a threat

JERUSALEM Israel's foreign ministry has issued a statement denouncing U.S. billionaire George Soros, a move that appeared designed to align Israel more closely with Hungary ahead of a visit to Budapest next week by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

29 Jun 2017

A new island in the Mediterranean...just off Gaza

JERUSALEM At first glance the video looks like a promotion for a luxury offshore development, a Dubai Palm-style project on the Mediterranean. Then it becomes clear it's about Gaza and the future of the impoverished and fenced-in Palestinian enclave. | Video

22 Jun 2017

Trump's son-in-law launches Middle East peace effort

JERUSALEM U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, met Israeli and Palestinian leaders on Wednesday to try to revive long-fractured Middle East peacemaking that Washington acknowledged will take some time. | Video

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