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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

09 Aug 2018

Hamas fires rockets, Israel bombs Gaza despite talk of truce

GAZA/JERUSALEM Gaza militants fired rockets into Israel and the Israeli military responded with air strikes on Wednesday despite talk from both sides of progress towards a possible truce to avert a fourth war in a decade.

06 Aug 2018

Israeli minister says Egypt bears equal responsibility for Gaza

JERUSALEM Egypt bears as much responsibility for the Gaza Strip as Israel does, an Israeli cabinet minister said on Monday, in remarks that could upset Cairo as it tries to avoid being drawn back into the Palestinian enclave while brokering truce talks there.

02 Aug 2018

Israel and Jordan kill Islamic State fighters flushed out of Syria

JERUSALEM/AMMAN Israel and Jordan said on Thursday that their forces had killed Islamic State insurgents who approached their borders after being squeezed out of southwestern Syria by the army of President Bashar al-Assad.

01 Aug 2018

Russia says Iranian forces pulled back from Golan in Syria; Israel unsatisfied

MOSCOW/JERUSALEM Iranian forces have withdrawn their heavy weapons in Syria to a distance of 85 km (53 miles) from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, TASS quoted a Russian envoy as saying on Wednesday, but Israel deemed the pullback inadequate.

27 Jul 2018

Israel says Trump sought Turkish detainee's release, Ankara denies deal

JERUSALEM/ANKARA Israel confirmed on Friday a U.S. newspaper report that President Donald Trump had requested its release of a Turkish woman accused of Hamas ties, while Ankara denied ever agreeing to free a detained American pastor in return.

24 Jul 2018

Israel shoots down Syrian warplane as Golan frontier heats up

JERUSALEM/BEIRUT Israel said it shot down a Syrian warplane that crossed into the occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday, but Damascus said the jet was fired on as it took part in sorties against rebels within Syria. | Video

23 Jul 2018

Assad advance spurs 'urgent' Russia-Israel talks on Syria buffer

JERUSALEM Israel rebuffed on Monday a new Russian offer to keep Iranian forces in Syria away from the Golan Heights ceasefire line, an Israeli official said, complicating Moscow's bid to stabilise the country amid a waning civil war.

23 Jul 2018

Syrian 'White Helmets' flee to Jordan with Israeli, Western help

JERUSALEM/AMMAN Hundreds of Syrian "White Helmet" rescue workers and their families fled advancing government forces and slipped over the border into Jordan overnight with the help of Israeli soldiers and Western powers, officials said. | Video

16 Jul 2018

Israel frees Turk after charging her with aiding Hamas

JERUSALEM Israel has released a Turkish woman who had been arrested while visiting on a tourist visa and accused of helping the Palestinian militant group Hamas, in a case that angered Ankara, Israel and her lawyer said on Monday.

12 Jul 2018

Israel to Russia - Assad's safe from us, but Iran must quit Syria

JERUSALEM/MOSCOW Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russia on Wednesday that Israel would not seek to topple its ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but Moscow should encourage Iranian forces to quit Syria, a senior Israeli official said. | Video

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