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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

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'We are one': Palestinian Christians and Muslims unite against Trump's Jerusalem call

JERUSALEM Less than an hour after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Palestinians protested by turning off the lights on the Christmas tree outside Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, the traditional birthplace of Jesus. | Video

Dec 07 2017

Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reversing longtime U.S. policy

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed decades of U.S. policy and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, imperiling Middle East peace efforts and upsetting the Arab world and Western allies alike. | Video

Dec 06 2017

Trumps Jerusalem-Pläne lösen Kritik und Angst aus

Washington/Jerusalem Die Pläne von US-Präsident Donald Trump, Jerusalem als Hauptstadt Israels anzuerkennen, haben weltweit harsche Kritik und Sorge vor einem neuen Gewaltausbruch im Nahen Osten ausgelöst.

Dec 05 2017

Trump tells Mideast leaders he will move embassy to Jerusalem, breaking with U.S. policy

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM President Donald Trump told Israeli and Arab leaders on Tuesday that he intends to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a decision that breaks with decades of U.S. policy and risks fuelling violence in the Middle East. | Video

Nov 27 2017

Israel pushes on with law seen protecting PM under criminal probe

JERUSALEM The Israeli parliament voted on Monday in favor of a draft law barring police from publicizing its conclusions in criminal probes -- legislation seen as shielding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is under investigation for corruption.

Nov 17 2017

New Israeli draft laws seen protecting PM under criminal probe

JERUSALEM Two of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's closest allies have initiated legislation in what opponents say is a rearguard action to try to shield him from a police probe into corruption allegations against him.

Nov 11 2017

Israel says downed Syrian spy drone over Golan Heights

JERUSALEM Israel shot down a Syrian spy drone over the Golan Heights on Saturday, the Israeli military said.

Oct 25 2017

A poet in the dock as Israel hunts 'lone wolf' assailants online

REINEH, Israel A week after Dareen Tatour posted a poem on Facebook entitled "Resist, my people, resist," Israeli police came to her home in the middle of the night and arrested her.

Sep 10 2017

Netanyahu's son under fire over 'anti-Semitic' imagery on Facebook

JERUSALEM From an argument over dog poo to an alleged anti-Semitic caricature he posted on Facebook, Yair Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister's 26-year-old son, is courting controversy with his social media activity.

Jul 14 2017

Two Israeli policemen shot dead near Jerusalem holy site, gunmen killed

JERUSALEM Three Arab-Israeli gunmen shot dead two Israeli policemen near one of Jerusalem's most holy sites on Friday and were then killed by security forces, police said, in one of the most serious attacks in the area for years. | Video

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