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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.

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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.

Feb 23 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.

Feb 22 2018

Palestinian President Abbas confirms medical checks, says results 'positive'

RAMALLAH, West Bank Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas confirmed on Thursday that he went into hospital in the United States for medical checks, saying in a television interview that the results were "positive."

Jan 24 2018

Palestinians get 3G mobile services in West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank Palestinian cellular providers launched high-speed data services in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, narrowing a technological gap with Israel after a lengthy and costly Israeli ban on the operation of local 3G networks.

Jan 17 2018

Palestinian teen ordered held until end of Israeli military trial

OFER PRISON, West Bank A 16-year-old Palestinian girl, hailed as a hero by Palestinians for hitting and kicking Israeli soldiers outside her home, will remain in detention until the end of her trial for alleged assault, an Israeli military court ruled on Wednesday. | Video

Jan 14 2018

Peace efforts can only resume under international mediation: Abbas

RAMALLAH, West Bank Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday he would only accept a broad, internationally-backed panel to broker any peace talks with Israel, but did not rule out a U.S. role in such a panel.

Jan 03 2018

Palestinians condemn Trump aid halt threat, mixed reaction in Israel

RAMALLAH, West Bank Palestinians condemned as blackmail on Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to withhold future aid payments over what he called the Palestinians' unwillingness to talk peace with Israel. | Video

Jan 01 2018

Israel indicts Palestinian teenage girl who punched soldier: army

OFER PRISON, West Bank Israel indicted a 16-year-old Palestinian girl on Monday on charges including assault for punching an Israeli soldier in the face two weeks ago, an incident which made her into a hero for Palestinians and was seen as humiliating by right-wing Israelis.

Jan 01 2018

Israel indicts Palestinian teenage girl who punched soldier - army

OFER PRISON, West Bank Israel indicted a 16-year-old Palestinian girl on Monday on charges including assault for punching an Israeli soldier in the face two weeks ago, an incident which made her into a hero for Palestinians and was seen as humiliating by right-wing Israelis.

Dec 09 2017

Two dead in 'Day of Rage' over Jerusalem, Palestinian president defiant

JERUSALEM/GAZA At least two people were killed in clashes with Israeli troops on Friday when thousands of Palestinians demonstrated against U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and the Palestinian president said Washington could no longer be a peace broker. | Video

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