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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

17 Nov 2017

New Israeli draft laws seen protecting PM under criminal probe

JERUSALEM Two of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's closest allies have initiated legislation in what opponents say is a rearguard action to try to shield him from a police probe into corruption allegations against him.

11 Nov 2017

Israel says downed Syrian spy drone over Golan Heights

JERUSALEM Israel shot down a Syrian spy drone over the Golan Heights on Saturday, the Israeli military said.

25 Oct 2017

A poet in the dock as Israel hunts 'lone wolf' assailants online

REINEH, Israel A week after Dareen Tatour posted a poem on Facebook entitled "Resist, my people, resist," Israeli police came to her home in the middle of the night and arrested her.

10 Sep 2017

Netanyahu's son under fire over 'anti-Semitic' imagery on Facebook

JERUSALEM From an argument over dog poo to an alleged anti-Semitic caricature he posted on Facebook, Yair Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister's 26-year-old son, is courting controversy with his social media activity.

14 Jul 2017

Two Israeli policemen shot dead near Jerusalem holy site, gunmen killed

JERUSALEM Three Arab-Israeli gunmen shot dead two Israeli policemen near one of Jerusalem's most holy sites on Friday and were then killed by security forces, police said, in one of the most serious attacks in the area for years. | Video

29 Jun 2017

'Carrot, not stick': Israel pushes its curriculum in Palestinian schools

JERUSALEM Young Palestinian Faris Abu-Mayyaleh will soon find out how he did in his final high school exams, in which he answered questions about Israel's founding fathers and the history of Zionism.

17 Jun 2017

No evidence of Islamic State link to Jerusalem attack - Israeli police

JERUSALEM Israeli authorities said on Saturday they had found no evidence of Islamic State involvement in attacks by three Palestinians that killed an Israeli policewoman, despite the group's claim of responsibility.

11 Jun 2017

Israeli PM calls for dismantling of U.N. Palestinian refugee agency

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Sunday for the dismantling of the U.N. agency that aids millions of Palestinian refugees, accusing it of anti-Israeli incitement and saying he had conveyed his message to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

01 Jun 2017

Israeli finance minister holds rare West Bank meeting with Palestinian PM

JERUSALEM Israel's finance minister has met the Palestinian prime minister, Israeli officials said on Thursday, in a rare visit by an Israeli cabinet member to the occupied West Bank as part of a U.S. peace push.

01 Jun 2017

Israeli finance minister holds rare West Bank meeting with Palestinian PM

JERUSALEM Israel's finance minister has met the Palestinian prime minister, Israeli officials said on Thursday, in a rare visit by an Israeli cabinet member to the occupied West Bank as part of a U.S. peace push.

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