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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

23 Mar 2017

Interview: Obama's Israel envoy sees positive elements in Trump's peace efforts

TEL AVIV Two months after stepping down as Barack Obama's ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro sees some good in the initial peace efforts by the new administration of Donald Trump, even as he voices his grievances against it.

22 Mar 2017

Israeli defense company Elbit optimistic in age of Trump

TEL AVIV Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems expects to benefit from increased defense spending globally in response to Donald Trump's elevation to the White House, it said on Wednesday after reporting a rise in fourth-quarter earnings.

21 Mar 2017

Israel says 2016 killing of top Hezbollah commander was inside job

NETANYA, Israel The chief of Israel's armed forces said on Tuesday the death last year of the top Hezbollah military commander was an assassination by the Iranian-backed Lebanese group itself.

20 Mar 2017

As part of Asia pivot, Netanyahu pushes Israeli hi-tech in China

JERUSALEM/BEIJING China's economy may be 35 times larger than Israel's, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is hoping to use that to advantage during a three-day visit to Beijing as he looks to reorient Israel's economy towards Asia over Europe and the United States.

14 Mar 2017

Want good sea views? Stay in a luxury lifeguard tower

TEL AVIV The mayor of Tel Aviv rushed to help the German travel blogger lift her luggage away from the incoming tide as she made her way into the city's newest beachfront digs — a wooden lifeguard tower refurbished as a pop-up luxury suite.

07 Mar 2017

Israel's women combat soldiers on frontline of battle for equality

ISRAELI MILITARY BASE, Golan HeightsNot far from the Syrian border, two Israeli soldiers - a man and a woman - faced off in a training session of Krav Maga, an Israeli self-defence technique.

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