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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

18 Jul 2018

Lufthansa to start flights to Israeli Red Sea resort Eilat

JERUSALEM Lufthansa said on Wednesday it will launch four weekly flights to Eilat, the Red Sea resort which Israel hopes to turn into a winter vacation spot for foreign tourists.

16 Jul 2018

With new airport, Israel's Eilat competes for European tourists

EILAT, Israel Once almost lost to international tourism, the Israeli resort of Eilat hopes a new airport will attract a million foreign visitors a year by 2025, with eastern Europeans especially offering growth for the winter holiday season.

10 Jul 2018

Israel rates unlikely to rise till inflation 'somewhat' over 1 percent - central banker

JERUSALEM Israeli interest rates are unlikely to rise until inflation is "somewhat higher" than 1 percent, the deputy central bank chief said on Tuesday, signalling that policymakers would not rush into tightening.

08 Jul 2018

Bank of Israel to again hold rates as governor to step down

JERUSALEM The Bank of Israel is expected to hold short-term interest rates unchanged again this week, a Reuters poll showed, in what will be one Governor Karnit Flug's last rate decisions.

14 Jun 2018

Israel's Together signs $300 mln Canadian cannabis deal

JERUSALEM, June 14 Israel's Together said on Thursday it signed a binding two-year deal worth at least $300 million to supply cannabis products to an unnamed Canadian company.

31 May 2018

Israel's Partner Comms Q1 profit sinks, plans to buy back shares

JERUSALEM, May 31 Partner Communications , Israel's second-largest mobile phone operator, reported an 86 percent drop in quarterly profit as it continues to invest heavily in the deployment of a fibre-optics network and its TV service.

29 May 2018

El Al Airlines first-quarter loss widens as market share falls

JERUSALEM El Al Israel Airlines on Tuesday reported a bigger loss in the first quarter, reflecting the impact of higher jet fuel and salary costs and a further deterioration in market share.

27 May 2018

Bank of Israel to hold key rate at 0.1 percent, hike possible by year-end: Reuters poll

JERUSALEM Israel's central bank is expected to keep short-term interest rates unchanged again this week, with a rate hike possible by the end of the year, a Reuters poll showed.

23 May 2018

Teva hopes to launch migraine drug as soon as September

JERUSALEM Teva Pharmaceutical Industries said on Wednesday it could launch its migraine treatment as soon as mid-September, after an initial delay.

23 May 2018

Israel's defence expertise drives tech boom for autonomous cars

SHFAYIM, Israel Technology that has helped Israel's military drive tanks, guide and intercept missiles, and keep its computer systems secure is being redeployed in the development of driverless cars.

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