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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

27 Sep 2017

Israel cuts jail term of soldier who killed prone Palestinian assailant

JERUSALEM Israel's military on Wednesday reduced by four months the 18-month jail term of an ex-soldier who killed an incapacitated Palestinian assailant, saying his service record warranted clemency though he showed no remorse in the case.

18 Sep 2017

Cycling - Giro d'Italia to open 2018 race with three stages in Israel

JERUSALEM Israel will host the three opening stages of next year's Giro d'Italia, the first time a cycling classic race will be held outside Europe, organisers said on Monday.

11 Sep 2017

Israel's Netanyahu says will meet Trump in New York next week

(This version of the September 10 story corrects date of Netanyahu's U.N. address in first paragraph)

07 Aug 2017

Israel moves to shut down local operations of Al Jazeera

JERUSALEM Israel plans to revoke the media credentials of Al Jazeera TV journalists, close its Jerusalem bureau and pull the Qatar-based station's broadcasts from local cable and satellite providers, Communications Minister Ayoub Kara said on Sunday. | Video

27 Jul 2017

Al-Jazeera says to fight any bid to shut its Jerusalem office

JERUSALEM/DOHA The Qatar-based Al-Jazeera news outlet on Thursday vowed a legal fight against Israel if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pursued plans to shut its office in Jerusalem, and it also accused him of supporting a regional blockade of Qatar.

26 Jul 2017

Israeli lawmakers vote to set high bar for ceding parts of Jerusalem

JERUSALEM Israel's parliament on Wednesday passed the first of three votes needed to enact legislation that would set an extra-high threshold for any future vote on ceding parts of Jerusalem to the Palestinians.

26 Jul 2017

Israel removes Jerusalem metal detectors, Palestinians reject new measures

JERUSALEM Israel removed metal detectors from entrances to the Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City on Tuesday in favour of CCTV cameras, hoping to calm days of bloodshed, but Palestinians said the modified security measures were still unacceptable. | Video

24 Jul 2017

Israeli embassy staff in Jordan returned to Israel

JERUSALEM/AMMAN The staff of Israel's embassy in Jordan, including a security guard involved in a shooting incident in which two Jordanians were killed, returned to Israel from Amman on Monday, an official from the Israeli prime minister's office said.

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.

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