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Jeffrey Heller

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 19 2017

Israeli minister reveals covert contacts with Saudi Arabia

JERUSALEM/RIYADH An Israeli cabinet minister said on Sunday that Israel has had covert contacts with Saudi Arabia amid common concerns over Iran, a first disclosure by a senior official from either country of long-rumoured secret dealings.

Nov 13 2017

Netanyahu signals Israel will act with free hand in Syria

JERUSALEM Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he has put the United States and Russia on notice that Israel will continue to take military action across the frontier in Syria, even as the two powers try to build up a ceasefire there.

Nov 02 2017

A century on, UK's Jewish homeland declaration stirs celebration and mourning in Middle East

LONDON/JERUSALEM In a 67-word statement composed 100 years ago, Britain endorsed the establishment of a Jewish homeland in the Middle East, triggering a process that would culminate in the creation of Israel - and with it one of the world's most intractable conflicts.

Oct 29 2017

U.S. pressure delays Israel's 'Greater Jerusalem' bill: legislator

JERUSALEM U.S. pressure delayed an Israeli ministerial vote on Sunday on a proposed bill that Washington fears entails annexation of Jewish settlements near Jerusalem, an Israeli lawmaker said.

Sep 27 2017

Interpol approves membership for State of Palestine over Israeli objections

JERUSALEM Interpol voted on Wednesday to admit the State of Palestine as a member over Israeli objections at the international police organization's general assembly in Beijing.

Sep 26 2017

Netanyahu congratulates Merkel, sees anti-Semitism rising on left and right

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced concern over anti-Semitism on the left and right in a congratulatory phone call to German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday after an election that returned her to power but brought the far right into parliament.

Sep 26 2017

Netanyahu congratulates Merkel, sees anti-Semitism rising on left and right

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced concern over anti-Semitism on the left and right in a congratulatory phone call to German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday after an election that returned her to power but brought the far right into parliament.

Sep 26 2017

Netanyahu congratulates Merkel, sees anti-Semitism rising on left and right

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced concern over anti-Semitism on the left and right in a congratulatory phone call to German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday after an election that returned her to power but brought the far right into parliament.

Sep 13 2017

Israel endorses independent Kurdish state

JERUSALEM Israel supports the establishment of a Kurdish state, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday, as Kurds in Iraq gear up for a referendum on independence that lawmakers in Baghdad oppose.

Sep 11 2017

World Bank calls for steps to bolster Palestinian economy

JERUSALEM Even in the absence of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, steps can be taken now that could significantly brighten a gloomy Palestinian economic situation, the World Bank said on Tuesday.

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