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Ari Rabinovitch

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

Mar 23 2018

Israel's El Al to take its row over Saudi airspace to Supreme Court

JERUSALEM As Saudi Arabia opened its airspace for the first time to a commercial flight to Israel, El Al will take its own fight for access to Saudi airspace to the Supreme Court in Israel, officials said on Friday.

Mar 20 2018

Israel's Elbit Systems sees more acquisitions after IMI

TEL AVIV Israeli defense firm Elbit Systems , which is in the final stages of buying state-owned rival IMI Systems, is already on the hunt for more acquisitions, its chief executive said on Tuesday.

Mar 01 2018

Exclusive: Israel's El Al seeks international help to access Saudi airspace

TEL AVIV Israel's flag carrier El Al has asked an airline industry lobby group to help it access Saudi Arabian airspace, so it can compete with Air India's [AIN.UL] planned route between India and Israel.

Feb 19 2018

Israeli visual aid company OrCam valued at $1 billion

JERUSALEM Israel's OrCam, which has developed a visual aid for the blind, has completed a funding round that values the company at $1 billion, putting it on track for a planned initial public offering (IPO), its chief executive said on Tuesday.

Feb 19 2018

Egyptian firm to buy $15 billion of Israeli natural gas

TEL AVIV An Egyptian company will buy $15 billion of Israeli natural gas in two 10-year agreements announced on Monday, a major deal that Israel hopes will strengthen diplomatic ties.

Feb 14 2018

Israeli tech firm undercuts facial recognition to bolster privacy

TEL AVIV Big brother is watching. But in the future he may no longer be so all-knowing. | Video

Feb 08 2018

An investor's best friend? Israel Diamond Exchange launches digital coins

RAMAT GAN, Israel Israel's diamond exchange is turning to digital currencies to inject new life into a marketplace long ruled by cash and backroom handshakes, but it must first persuade traditionally conservative players that the technology can work. | Video

Jan 27 2018

Israel criticizes bill banning statements implicating Poland in Holocaust

JERUSALEM/WARSAW Israel called on Poland on Saturday to amend a bill approved this week by Polish lawmakers that would make it illegal to suggest Poland bore any responsibility for crimes against humanity committed by Nazi Germany on its soil.

Jan 10 2018

Decision on Mizrahi-Tefahot, Union bank merger in four months - Israeli regulator

JERUSALEM, Jan 10 A decision on whether to approve Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank's $400 million purchase of Union Bank of Israel should take four months, the Israeli competition regulator said on Wednesday.

Dec 14 2017

Teva Pharm to lay off a quarter of workforce, suspends dividend

TEL AVIV Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is to cut its workforce by more than a quarter, give up many of its manufacturing plants and suspend its dividend on ordinary shares in a much-anticipated overhaul to help pay off its debts.


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