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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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Aug 17 2018

Israeli troops kill two on Gaza border, Jerusalem stabber shot dead

GAZA Israeli troops killed two Palestinians and wounded scores of others taking part in weekly Gaza border protests on Friday, medics said, as Egyptian mediators tried to clinch a truce deal that would calm the impoverished enclave.

Aug 16 2018

U.N. agency says schools for Palestinian refugees to open on time despite U.S. cut

GAZA Schools teaching half a million Palestinian refugees will reopen across the Middle East as planned later this month, a U.N. agency said on Thursday, despite funding cuts by its biggest donor the United States.

Aug 15 2018

Israel lets food, commercial goods back into Gaza as Egypt seeks truce

GAZA Israel allowed commercial goods back into the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, in a sign of easing tensions as neighboring Egypt pursued a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian enclave's dominant armed faction.

Aug 14 2018

Palestinians wary as U.N. may not open schools in time

GAZA/RAMALLAH, West Bank The United Nations agency dealing with Palestinian refugees may not be able to open schools for half a million children because it has run out of money since the United States cut its funding, U.N. officials say.

Aug 10 2018

Palestinians turn to the sun to reduce their power shortfall

RAMALLAH/GAZA From orderly rows of solar panels in a field in the West Bank to the chaotic rooftops of Gaza, Palestinians are hoping that harnessing the energy of the sun can reduce their dependence on Israel for electricity. | Video

Aug 09 2018

Israel, Hamas agree truce to end Gaza flare-up: Palestinian officials

GAZA/SDEROT, Israel Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that rules the Gaza Strip, agreed on a truce on Thursday, two Palestinian officials said, an understanding that would end an escalation in fighting that has drawn mutual threats of war. | Video

Aug 08 2018

Hamas fires rockets, Israel bombs Gaza despite talk of truce

GAZA/JERUSALEM Gaza militants fired rockets into Israel and the Israeli military responded with air strikes on Wednesday despite talk from both sides of progress towards a possible truce to avert a fourth war in a decade.

Aug 05 2018

Israel says Gaza truce talks focus on easing closure in return for calm

JERUSALEM/GAZA Israel set out limited goals for Gaza truce talks on Sunday, saying the focus was on a proposal to ease its blockade of the Islamist Hamas-controlled territory in return for the Palestinians calming their side of the frontier.

Aug 03 2018

Israeli troops kill Palestinian at Gaza border protest, ceasefire efforts continue

GAZA Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian and wounded at least 220 others at protests along the Gaza border on Friday, Gaza health officials said, as diplomats sought to secure a durable ceasefire deal.

Jul 27 2018

Israeli police raid al-Aqsa mosque after clashes; two dead in Gaza

JERUSALEM/GAZA Israeli troopers entered Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque, the third-holiest shrine in Islam, and carried out arrests on Friday in what police described as a pursuit of youths who had lobbed rocks and fireworks during clashes with its forces outside.

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