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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

Nov 12 2017

Israel signals free hand in Syria as U.S., Russia expand truce

JERUSALEM Israel signaled on Sunday that it would keep up military strikes across its frontier with Syria to prevent any encroachment by Iranian-allied forces, even as the United States and Russia try to build up a ceasefire in the area.

Nov 02 2017

Fighting Israel's foes in U.S. courts, lawyer had help from Mossad

JERUSALEM An Israeli lawyer has shed light in a new book on the role the Mossad intelligence agency has played in U.S. litigation she pursues against the international financing of Israel's enemies.

Oct 31 2017

Seven killed as Israel destroys tunnel dug under Gaza border

GAZA/JERUSALEM Seven Palestinian militants were killed on Monday when Israel blew up what it said was a tunnel being dug underneath the Gaza Strip border. | Video

Oct 23 2017

Israeli brass casts doubt on blaming shelling on Hezbollah

JERUSALEM Israeli military officials were quoted on Monday rowing back from an assertion by the defense minister that Hezbollah was behind a spate of shelling from Syria, which could increase tension on Israel's northern frontier.

Oct 20 2017

Netanyahu lobbies world powers to stem Iraqi Kurd setbacks

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is lobbying world powers to prevent further setbacks to Iraqi Kurds as they lose ground to Baghdad's army, Israeli officials say.

Oct 13 2017

Israel buoyed by Trump tack against Iran atom deal but sees long way to go

JERUSALEM Israel was upbeat about U.S. President Donald Trump's anticipated announcement on Friday of major steps against the international nuclear deal with Iran, but voiced doubt that the tougher tack by Washington could turn around Tehran.

Oct 13 2017

Israel buoyed by Trump tack against Iran atom deal but sees long way to go

JERUSALEM Israel was upbeat about U.S. President Donald Trump's anticipated announcement on Friday of major steps against the international nuclear deal with Iran, but voiced doubt that the tougher tack by Washington could turn around Tehran.

Oct 13 2017

Israel buoyed by Trump tack against Iran atom deal but sees long way to go

JERUSALEM Israel was upbeat about U.S. President Donald Trump's anticipated announcement on Friday of major steps against the international nuclear deal with Iran, but voiced doubt that the tougher tack by Washington could turn around Tehran.

Oct 10 2017

Israel says Hezbollah runs Lebanese army, signaling both are foes

JERUSALEM Israel said on Tuesday that the Hezbollah guerrilla group, its most potent enemy in neighboring Lebanon, had gained control over that country's U.S.-sponsored conventional military, signaling both would be in Israeli gunsights in any future war.

Sep 15 2017

Israel's Hollywood envoys hope TV hits will help national image

TEL AVIV A decade after its television industry inspired the American hits "Homeland" and "In Treatment", Israel is stepping up its entertainment exports, with a diplomat and a talent agent acting as its envoys to Hollywood.

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