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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

May 21 2018

Hospitalized Palestinian president Abbas has lung infection: doctor

RAMALLAH Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is suffering from a lung infection and could remain in hospital for several days, Palestinian medics and officials said on Monday.

May 21 2018

Palestinian president to stay in hospital at least another night

RAMALLAH Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, hospitalized three times in the last week, will remain in hospital at least one more night, a senior Palestinian official said on Monday, though little information was given about the veteran leader's condition.

May 20 2018

Palestinian President hospitalized, condition 'reassuring' says doctor

RAMALLAH Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was hospitalized in the West Bank on Sunday, doctors and Palestinian officials said, giving conflicting accounts of the leader’s condition.

May 15 2018

Palestinian representative in Washington recalled - Palestinian official

RAMALLAH, West Bank Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas recalled the Palestinian envoy to Washington on Tuesday, chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said.

May 07 2018

Palestinians condemn UAE, Bahrain presence in cycle race in Israel

RAMALLAH, West Bank Palestinians have expressed outrage at teams from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain for taking part in the opening legs of the Giro d'Italia cycling race in Israel over the weekend, which they say undermined Arab solidarity with their cause.

Apr 30 2018

Palestinian forum convenes after 22 years, beset by division

RAMALLAH, WEST BANK A powerful but rarely convened assembly that calls itself the Palestinian "supreme authority" met for the first time in 22 years on Monday, with boycotts and rifts suggesting it will struggle to achieve its stated goal of unity.

Mar 21 2018

Palestinian teen on trial for striking Israeli soldier agrees plea deal

OFER PRISON, West Bank A teenage Palestinian girl who was filmed kicking and slapping an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank accepted a plea deal on Wednesday under which she will be sentenced to eight months in prison, her lawyer said.

Mar 19 2018

Palestinian President attacks Hamas, calls U.S. ambassador 'son of a dog'

RAMALLAH, West Bank Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday called the U.S. ambassador to Israel a "son of a dog" because of his support for Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank.

Mar 13 2018

Jewish pilgrimage in West Bank a rare sign of Israeli-Palestinian cooperation

JERICHO, West Bank The Israeli armored convoy rolls into the West Bank town of Jericho and comes to a halt outside a building with a Palestinian flag fluttering over it.

Feb 24 2018

Palestinians angry at reports of early U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem

RAMALLAH, West Bank/GAZA Palestinians reacted on Friday with anger to reports that the United States will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem within months, saying this could destroy the prospect of a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

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