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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 09 2017

For some Palestinians in love, this slum is the only place to live

JERUSALEM Kafr Aqab is no one's dream destination: the overcrowded neighborhood separated from adjacent East Jerusalem by Israel's barrier in the occupied West Bank is notorious for rutted roads, drugs and violence.

Nov 08 2017

Palestinians resume security ties with Israel, eye Gaza enforcement

RAMALLAH, West Bank Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's administration said on Wednesday it had resumed security coordination with Israel in the occupied West Bank, frozen in July, and sought sole security control of the Gaza Strip, where Hamas Islamist forces dominate.

Oct 16 2017

Israel targets fashion industry over underweight models

TEL AVIV Israeli lawmakers want to tighten a ban on the employment of underweight models and on the undeclared digital slimming-down of fashion images, amid concern that the measures are being routinely flouted even as they are adopted abroad.

Aug 25 2017

Palestinians share appetite for traditional food

HEBRON, West Bank For a people struggling to establish their own state, traditional food is an important part of the national heritage, and for Palestinians in the West Bank that goes well beyond the standard hummus (chickpea paste).

Aug 23 2017

Israel's El Al counts on new Boeing 787s to lure back customers

BEN GURION AIRPORT, Israel El Al Israel Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on Wednesday in a $1.25 billion investment aimed at renewing its long-range fleet, halting a drop in its market share and winning back business customers.

Aug 09 2017

Aging and ailing, who will succeed current Palestinian leaders?

JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH, West Bank Palestinian politics is a relentless and often fruitless pursuit: after more than two decades of on-off negotiations, a state remains out of reach. Now add to the mix rising age and failing health.

Jul 24 2017

What's the issue with metal detectors in Jerusalem?

JERUSALEM For 10 days, Jerusalem has been in the grip of the worst bloodshed for years over Israel's decision to install metal detectors at the entrance to the Old City's holy compound.

Jul 24 2017

What's the issue with metal detectors in Jerusalem?

JERUSALEM For 10 days, Jerusalem has been in the grip of the worst bloodshed for years over Israel's decision to install metal detectors at the entrance to the Old City's holy compound.

Jul 18 2017

Uber-style app 'Careem' goes off beaten track in Palestinian West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank Careem, a Middle Eastern rival to Uber, has become the first ride-hailing firm to operate in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

Jul 03 2017

Feeling unwanted and unwelcome, African migrants hit by new tax in Israel

TEL AVIV Nine years ago, Teklit Michael fled Eritrea to avoid military conscription, survived a perilous journey across the Sinai peninsula and sought asylum in Israel.

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