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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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Israel president rejects pardon appeal of soldier who killed prone Palestinian assailant

JERUSALEM Israel's president on Sunday turned down a pardon request by an ex-conscript who is serving an serving a 14-month jail term for killing an incapacitated Palestinian assailant.

Nov 05 2017

Israel finds bodies of five Gaza militants killed in tunnel demolition

JERUSALEM Israel said on Sunday it had recovered the bodies of five Palestinians who were killed when it blew up a tunnel last week that was dug by militants under the Gaza Strip border, and hopes they can be used to effect the return of Israelis held in Gaza.

Nov 02 2017

After air strike, Israeli minister warns against arms shipments to Hezbollah

JERUSALEM A senior Israeli minister on Thursday declined to comment on reports that Israeli aircraft had struck a target in Syria the night before but repeated a threat to hit arms shipments to Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas.

Nov 02 2017

After air strike, Israeli minister warns against arms shipments to Hezbollah

JERUSALEM, Nov 2 A senior Israeli minister on Thursday declined to comment on reports that Israeli aircraft had struck a target in Syria the night before but repeated a threat to hit arms shipments to Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas.

Oct 20 2017

Rule changes needed to make Champions League more competitive - official

TEL AVIV A reform of administrative rules and a fairer distribution of funds is required if European football's main club competitions are to become more competitive, a senior official said on Friday.

Oct 17 2017

Israel: No peace talks with Palestinian government reliant on Hamas

JERUSALEM Israel said on Tuesday it would not hold peace negotiations with a Palestinian government dependent on the Islamist Hamas group, responding to a new reconciliation agreement between the two main Palestinian factions.

Sep 27 2017

Israel cuts jail term of soldier who killed prone Palestinian assailant

JERUSALEM Israel's military on Wednesday reduced by four months the 18-month jail term of an ex-soldier who killed an incapacitated Palestinian assailant, saying his service record warranted clemency though he showed no remorse in the case.

Sep 18 2017

Cycling: Giro d'Italia to open 2018 race with three stages in Israel

JERUSALEM Israel will host the three opening stages of next year's Giro d'Italia, the first time a cycling classic race will be held outside Europe, organizers said on Monday.

Sep 12 2017

Israel's supreme court cancels conscription exemption law

JERUSALEM Israel's Supreme Court on Tuesday canceled legislation exempting Jewish religious seminary students from military service, angering ultra-Orthodox lawmakers who could destabilize Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition.

Sep 11 2017

Israel's Netanyahu says will meet Trump in New York next week

(Story corrects date of Netanyahu's U.N. address in first paragraph)

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