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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

Aug 12 2018

Israel seeks early re-tender of mining rights to shore up Dead Sea

EIN BOKEK, Israel The Dead Sea is shrinking at the rate of about a meter a year, leaving behind deserted beaches and sinkholes in a slow-motion environmental disaster. | Video

Aug 02 2018

Teva Pharm shares sink as sales forecast disappoints market

TEL AVIV Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on Thursday raised its profit outlook for 2018 after reporting a smaller than expected drop in second-quarter net profit, but its shares tumbled eight percent on disappointment over its unchanged revenue outlook.

Jul 29 2018

Israel's Bank Leumi expects to complete credit card unit sale this year

JERUSALEM, July 29 Israel's Bank Leumi expects to complete the 2.5 billion shekel ($685 million) sale of its credit card unit Leumi Card to Warburg Pincus by the end of the year, bank executives said on Sunday.

Jul 10 2018

Israel plans to land unmanned spacecraft on moon in February

YEHUD, Israel An Israeli non-profit group plans to land an unmanned spacecraft on the moon in February in the first landing of its kind since 2013. | Video

Jul 10 2018

Israeli firm gets U.S. nod for advanced trials for non-opiate painkiller

JERUSALEM Israeli pharmaceuticals company PainReform has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin late-stage clinical studies for a pain relief drug that is a departure from opiate-based narcotics, it said on Tuesday.

Jun 05 2018

New proposals may help resolve Israel/Lebanon oil and gas dispute

JERUSALEM New ideas proposed in U.S. back-channel mediation of an Israeli-Lebanese maritime dispute over oil and gas exploration in the eastern Mediterranean raise the prospect of a partial deal this year, Israel's energy minister said.

May 07 2018

Cyprus, Israel seek gas-sharing formula to unlock East Med energy hub

JERUSALEM/NICOSIA An ownership squabble over Cyprus' main natural gas field is threatening to delay multi-billion dollar plans to turn the eastern Mediterranean into a major energy hub.

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.

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