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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 Feb 2018

Trump tells Israel peace means compromise; U.S. envoy under fire

JERUSALEM U.S. President Donald Trump told Israel on Friday that it too would need to make "significant compromises" for peace with the Palestinians, even as they accused one of his Middle East envoys of bogging down diplomacy with what they see as pro-Israel bias.

08 Feb 2018

U.S. envoy tells Lebanon Israel does not want escalation

BEIRUT/JERUSALEM A U.S. envoy has assured Lebanon that Israel does not seek an escalation between the countries following a surge in hostile rhetoric, Lebanese and Israeli officials said on Thursday.

07 Feb 2018

Lebanon vows to block border wall, Israel eyes diplomacy on gas field

BEIRUT/JERUSALEM Lebanon vowed on Wednesday to prevent any territorial intrusion by a border wall which Israel is building, and Israel said it wanted foreign mediation to resolve a maritime energy dispute with its northern neighbor.

07 Feb 2018

Russian envoy says Israeli bill on Ukraine's Stalin-era deaths a 'wrong step'

JERUSALEM A Russian diplomat cautioned Israel on Wednesday over a proposed law that would formally recognise the deaths of millions of Ukrainians under Soviet rule as a genocide.

04 Feb 2018

Israeli court rules pregnant settler's murder was political, not personal

TEL AVIV Israeli judges ruled on Sunday that a Jewish settler killed by a Palestinian with whom she was in a relationship was the victim of a political attack rather than a personal one.

31 Jan 2018

Israel, Lebanon clash over offshore energy, raising tensions

BEIRUT/TEL AVIV Israel described as "very provocative" on Wednesday a Lebanese offshore oil and gas exploration tender in disputed territory on the countries' maritime border, and said it was a mistake for international firms to participate.

31 Jan 2018

U.S. defends role of Lebanon army as Israel threatens to attack it

TEL AVIV The United States pledged continued support for Lebanon's military on Wednesday, calling it a potential counterweight to Iranian-backed Hezbollah, even as Israel said the two forces were indistinguishable and fair game in any future war.

21 Jan 2018

Israel won't prosecute embassy guard over Jordan shootings - sources

JERUSALEM Israel will not prosecute a guard from its embassy in Amman who killed two Jordanians in July, as had long been demanded by the kingdom, two Israeli sources said on Sunday.

03 Jan 2018

Israel says Iran recruited Palestinian militants via South Africa

JERUSALEM Israel said on Wednesday it had cracked a Palestinian militant cell suspected of having been recruited and handled by Iranian intelligence officers who worked out of South Africa, but the suspects' lawyer denied the charges.

02 Jan 2018

Top Israeli general sees increased Iran spending on foreign wars

JERUSALEM Iran spends hundreds of millions of dollars annually to help allies fighting elsewhere in the Middle East and this outlay appears to be rising, Israel's armed forces chief said on Tuesday.

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