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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

Apr 11 2018

Holocaust letters contained 'a lot of hope', exhibit shows

Zichron-Yaakov, ISRAEL "Hope to see you in good health, a thousand kisses, mommy," were the last words Betty's mother wrote to her before being sent with her eight-week-old baby to their deaths at the Sobibor Nazi concentration camp in eastern Poland in 1943.

Mar 13 2018

Israelis divided over military drafting of ultra-Orthodox Jews

JERUSALEM A decades-old exemption of ultra-Orthodox Jews from compulsory military service is a deeply divisive issue in Israel at the heart of a cabinet crisis that could lead to an early election.

Feb 06 2018

Cash or custody: Israel kicks off deportation of African migrants

TEL AVIV Israel has started handing out notices to 20,000 male African migrants giving them two months to leave the country or risk being thrown in jail. | Video

Oct 31 2017

Time Out Tel Aviv examines Palestinian culture amid hardship

RAMALLAH, West Bank/TEL AVIV Instead of its usual artsy or humorous front page, this week's special edition of Time Out Tel Aviv sports an image of an Israeli security barrier so high it blots out the horizon. It also has a different name: Time Out Ramallah. | Video

Jan 24 2017

Sharks gather off Israel's Mediterranean coast

JERUSALEM Around 100 Dusky and Sandbar sharks have been spotted near the coast in northern Israel, drawing enthusiasts, divers and photographers to the eastern Mediterranean shore to try to spot them.

Jan 03 2017

Israel's 'flying car' passenger drone moves closer to delivery

YAVNE, Israel After 15 years of development, an Israeli tech firm is optimistic it will finally get its 1,500 kg (1.5 tonne) passenger carrying drone off the ground and into the market by 2020.

Mar 09 2016

Israeli placental cell therapy could cure radiation sickness

Israeli biotech firm Pluristem Therapeutics said it hopes its anti-radiation therapy will protect Fukushima workers decommissioning nuclear reactors and save lives in the future if ever a similar catastrophe occurs. | Video

Feb 16 2016

Israeli kibbutz can 'feel the Bern' of forgotten volunteer Sanders

KIBBUTZ SHAAR HAAMAKIM, Israel An Israeli kibbutz is taking considerable pride in a former volunteer, U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, even though no one on the communal farm can quite remember him.

Jan 05 2016

Researchers taking power of locust to new heights

A locust-like robot could prove to be an inspired leap into the future of autonomous surveillance and emergency response systems.  | Video

Oct 19 2015

Prawn sex-change boosts male yields, say scientists

An Israeli-developed method to enhance prawn yields without resorting to genetic modification has started to take hold in Asia, the researcher who has developed the technology said. | Video


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