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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

Jul 19 2018

Palestinians in Jerusalem demolish own homes rather than see Israelis move in

JERUSALEM Two Palestinian families on Thursday demolished the homes they had lived in for nearly two decades, saying they would rather destroy them than face the prospect of Israeli settlers moving in.

Jul 05 2018

Protests erupt at Bedouin village Israel plans to demolish

KHAN AL-AHMAR, West Bank Palestinian protests broke out on Wednesday at a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank facing Israeli demolition in what rights groups have condemned as a bid to expand Jewish settlement. | Video

Jun 27 2018

Prince William pays first official British royal visit to occupied West Bank

JALAZONE CAMP, West Bank Prince William paid the first official British royal visit to the Palestinian Territories on Wednesday, touring a refugee camp and telling Palestinians "you have not been forgotten." | Video

Jun 13 2018

West Bank Palestinians urge Abbas to ease sanctions on Gaza Strip

RAMALLAH/GAZA Palestinian security forces on Wednesday used tear gas and batons against protesters calling on President Mahmoud Abbas to end financial sanctions on their fellow Palestinians in Gaza.

Jun 06 2018

Israel demands FIFA investigate "threats" that caused Argentina to cancel match

JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH Israel demanded soccer's governing body investigate what it said were threats against Argentina players that forced them to cancel a match in Jerusalem, including Palestinian calls to burn replica shirts of Lionel Messi if he played.

Jun 06 2018

Palestinians hail Argentina and Messi for calling off Jerusalem match

JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH Palestinian soccer officials praised Argentina and its star Lionel Messi on Wednesday for calling off a friendly match against Israel that Israeli officials had planned to move to Jerusalem.

Jun 03 2018

Soccer: Fans should burn Messi shirts if he plays in Jerusalem - Palestinian

RAMALLAH, West Bank The Palestine Football Association chief urged fans on Sunday to burn pictures of Argentina striker Lionel Messi and replicas of his shirt if he plays against Israel in Jerusalem next weekend.

May 27 2018

Palestinian President Abbas hospital stay extended

RAMALLAH, West Bank Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who officials said is being treated for a lung infection, will remain in hospital for an eighth day on Sunday.

May 23 2018

Palestinian president to leave hospital within two days: doctor

RAMALLAH, West Bank Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who has been hospitalized with a lung infection since the weekend, should be discharged by Friday, a doctor treating him said on Wednesday.

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.

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