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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

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Israel marks 50 years of 'united Jerusalem', but city struggles

JERUSALEM A half-century after Israel captured East Jerusalem, the holy city remains deeply divided by politics, religion and ethnicity - and struggling with grim economic realities.

May 13 2017

Jordanian stabs Israeli police officer, shot dead: police

JERUSALEM A Jordanian citizen stabbed and wounded an Israeli police officer who then shot him dead in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday, Israeli police said, the latest in a string of street attacks.

Apr 03 2017

As Israeli settlement growth slows, some drift away

BEITAR ILLIT, West Bank After five years, Batsheva Reback couldn't take living in an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank any longer.

Mar 30 2017

Israeli cabinet approves first West Bank settlement in 20 years

JERUSALEM Israel's security cabinet on Thursday approved the building of the first new settlement in the occupied West Bank in two decades, even as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu negotiates with Washington on a possible curb on settlement activity.

Mar 23 2017

Israel looks to leverage tech in $50 billion medical marijuana market

Tel Aviv Israel, a leader in marijuana research and health technology, is attracting international investment as it tries to position itself as a cutting-edge exporter in the rapidly-growing market for medical-grade cannabis.

Mar 23 2017

Israel looks to leverage tech in $50 billion medical marijuana market

Tel Aviv Israel, a leader in marijuana research and health technology, is attracting international investment as it tries to position itself as a cutting-edge exporter in the rapidly-growing market for medical-grade cannabis. | Video

Mar 17 2017

Israel intercepts missile fired at its air force in Syria

JERUSALEM The Israeli military said it shot down one of numerous anti-aircraft missiles launched on Friday at its air force which was operating in Syria, in a rare such incident that spilled over into neighboring countries.

Mar 14 2017

Netanyahu and wife testify in libel suit against Israeli journalist

TEL AVIV Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife testified in court on Tuesday that a journalist had invented a story that Sara Netanyahu once ordered her husband out of their car during a row.

Mar 05 2017

Israel gives green light to decriminalize marijuana use

JERUSALEM The Israeli government voted on Sunday in favor of decriminalizing recreational marijuana use, joining some U.S. states and European countries who have adopted a similar approach.

Feb 17 2017

Under police probe, Israel's Netanyahu leaves helm of communications ministry

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday he would shelve his additional role as communication minister after police questioned him over allegations he negotiated a deal for good press coverage with a newspaper owner.

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