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Jeffrey Heller

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

23 Jul 2018

Israel rebuffs Russian offer to keep Iranian forces from Golan: official

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 stabilize the country as the civil war there wanes.

23 Jul 2018

Boulder falls from Jerusalem's Western Wall, barely missing worshipper

JERUSALEM An elderly worshipper had a close call on Monday when a 100-kg (220 lb) stone suddenly fell from Jerusalem's Western Wall and crashed at her feet. | Video

19 Jul 2018

Hungary's Orban tells Israel that Jews in his country can feel safe

JERUSALEM Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a nationalist whose policies have raised concerns among Jews in his country, said on a visit to Israel on Thursday they should feel safe under his government.

05 Jul 2018

Yad Vashem centre criticises Israeli-Polish statement on Holocaust law

JERUSALEM Israel's main Holocaust memorial criticised as historically inaccurate on Thursday a joint statement by the Israeli and Polish prime ministers aimed at ending a dispute over Holocaust legislation in Poland.

28 Jun 2018

UK's Prince William visits Jerusalem holy sites, great-grandmother's tomb

JERUSALEM Britain's Prince William toured Jerusalem's most sacred and sensitive sites on Thursday, wrapping up a politically delicate visit that both Palestinians and Israelis, locked in a lengthy conflict, were able to embrace. | Video

25 Jun 2018

Prince William starts first British royal visit to Israel, Palestinian Territories

JERUSALEM Prince William began the first official visit by a British royal to Israel and the Palestinian Territories on Monday, facing the challenge of navigating deep political and religious divides in a Holy Land once ruled by Britain.

17 Jun 2018

Israel targets rights groups with bill to outlaw filming of soldiers

JERUSALEM Israel moved on Sunday to snap the lens shut on rights groups that film its troops' interactions with Palestinians by introducing a bill that would make it a criminal offense.

16 May 2018

Guatemala opens embassy in Jerusalem, two days after U.S. move

JERUSALEM Guatemala opened an embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday, two days after the United States inaugurated its new site in the contested city in a move that infuriated Palestinians and drew international condemnation. | Video

16 May 2018

Guatemala opens embassy in Jerusalem, two days after U.S. move

JERUSALEM Guatemala opened an embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday, two days after the United States inaugurated its new site in the contested city in a move that infuriated Palestinians and drew international condemnation.

15 May 2018

Israeli forces kill dozens in Gaza as U.S. Embassy opens in Jerusalem

GAZA/JERUSALEM Israeli troops shot dead dozens of Palestinian protesters on the Gaza border on Monday when the high-profile opening of the U.S. embassy to Israel in Jerusalem by the Trump administration raised tension to boiling point after weeks of demonstrations. | Video

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