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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.

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Jan 19 2018

Palestinian family shoots dead relative suspected of spying for Israel

GAZA A Palestinian family in the Gaza Strip said on Friday it had killed a relative they said had helped Israel track down and kill three senior Hamas militants, including one of the man's own kinsmen.

Jan 17 2018

Schools, health could be hit by U.S. cut for Palestinian refugee funds: UNRWA chief

JERUSALEM/GAZA A cut in U.S. funding for a U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees will affect regional security and could put vital health, educational and food services at risk, its chief said on Wednesday, adding he would appeal for world donations. | Video

Jan 16 2018

Palestinians see Gaza peace dividend pass them by

GAZA Life began to look up for Gaza's Palestinians when reconciliation between its Hamas Islamist rulers and the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority in October brought a drop in crippling prices.

Jan 15 2018

Flare-up with Israel tests Hamas effort to keep Gaza on low boil

ISRAEL-GAZA BORDER The worst fighting on the Gaza Strip front since 2014 is being calibrated by Hamas, which wants to signal defiance of Israel and the United States while being careful not to trigger a new war for the enclave's penned-in Palestinians. | Video

Jan 14 2018

Israel says it destroyed Gaza attack tunnel under Egyptian border

GAZA/JERUSALEM Israeli said on Sunday it had destroyed a cross-border attack tunnel that ran from Gaza into Israel and Egypt dug by Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Palestinian enclave, and that it would destroy all attack tunnels by the year's end.

Jan 11 2018

Two Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli troops in Gaza, West Bank

GAZA Two Palestinian youths were shot dead by Israeli troops during clashes on Thursday in the Gaza Strip and the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Palestinian medical sources and witnesses said.

Jan 03 2018

Palestinian Authority says resuming payment for Gaza's Israeli electricity

GAZA The Palestinian Authority said on Wednesday it asked Israel to fully restore Israeli electricity flows to the Gaza Strip, a move that could nearly double the daily connection time in an enclave suffering severe power shortages.

Dec 25 2017

Red Cross rebukes Israel after lawmaker confronts prisoners' families on bus

GAZA The Red Cross said on Monday Israel has a duty to guarantee the safety and dignity of Palestinian families visiting prisoners, after a right-wing lawmaker was filmed shouting abuse aboard a bus taking relatives to a family visit in an Israeli jail.

Dec 22 2017

Two Palestinians killed in anti-US protests after U.N. vote on Jerusalem-Gaza ministry

GAZA Israeli troops shot dead at least two Palestinians and wounded about 60 with live fire on Friday, the Health Ministry in Gaza said, as protests intensified against Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Dec 15 2017

Israeli troops kill four Palestinians, wound 160 in protests over Jerusalem

GAZA Israeli troops shot dead four Palestinians and wounded 150 others with live fire on Friday, medical officials said, as protests over U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital entered a second week. | Video

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