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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

Jun 21 2018

Israelis cheering Iran, hope to rekindle ties with native land

JERUSALEM Iran's national team received surprise support in their World Cup fixture against Spain: a group of Israelis of Iranian origin gathered to cheer on the team.

Jun 20 2018

Militants' rockets, Israeli air strikes heat up Gaza border

GAZA/JERUSALEM Several dozen rockets and mortar bombs launched at Israel by Palestinians in Gaza, and Israeli air strikes on the enclave's dominant Hamas militant group, raised the heat along the border on Wednesday.

Jun 06 2018

Israel demands FIFA investigate "threats" that caused Argentina to cancel match

JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH Israel demanded soccer's governing body investigate what it said were threats against Argentina players that forced them to cancel a match in Jerusalem, including Palestinian calls to burn replica shirts of Lionel Messi if he played.

Jun 06 2018

Palestinians hail Argentina and Messi for calling off Jerusalem match

JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH Palestinian soccer officials praised Argentina and its star Lionel Messi on Wednesday for calling off a friendly match against Israel that Israeli officials had planned to move to Jerusalem.

May 14 2018

Most foreign envoys absent as Israel, U.S. launch embassy festivities

JERUSALEM Israel launched celebrations on Sunday for the U.S. Embassy's relocation to Jerusalem, a move whose break with world consensus was underscored by the absence of most envoys to the country from a reception hosted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

May 14 2018

Most foreign envoys absent as Israel, U.S. launch embassy festivities

JERUSALEM Israel launched celebrations on Sunday for the U.S. Embassy's relocation to Jerusalem, a move whose break with world consensus was underscored by the absence of most envoys to the country from a reception hosted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

May 11 2018

Popularity of Israel's Netanyahu rises as Iran tension flares

JERUSALEM Israel's tough stance on Iran has boosted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's popularity at home, and he can expect more good press in the coming days when the United States opens its embassy in Jerusalem.

May 06 2018

Viviani races to second consecutive stage win at Giro

EILAT, Israel Italian Elia Viviani of the Quick-Step Floors team sealed his second consecutive Giro d'Italia stage win on Sunday when he was the fastest in a bunch sprint finish in the third stage in Eilat.

May 05 2018

Viviani wins Giro stage two as Dennis sprints to overall lead

TEL AVIV Quick-Step rider Elia Viviani grabbed his second grand tour win at the Giro d'Italia on Saturday as Australian Rohan Dennis took the overall lead after the second stage.

May 04 2018

Cycling: Dumoulin wins Giro opening time trial as Froome struggles

JERUSALEM Defending champion Tom Dumoulin claimed the overall lead at the Giro d'Italia on Friday as the Dutchman won the opening time trial in Jerusalem.

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