Dan Williams

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

19 Mar 2018

Israel accuses French consulate driver of smuggling guns to Palestinians

JERUSALEM Israeli prosecutors charged a French consular driver on Monday with using a diplomatic car to elude border inspections and spirit guns from the Islamist-ruled Gaza Strip to the Israeli-occupied West Bank on behalf of a Palestinian smuggling ring.

16 Mar 2018

Israeli liaison minister gives Qatar mixed review on Hamas

JERUSALEM An Israeli official who has coordinated with the Gulf Arab state of Qatar on aid to the Palestinians credited it on Friday with trying to prevent the funds reaching Hamas, but accused it of still "flirting" with the Islamic militant group.

13 Mar 2018

Jewish pilgrimage in West Bank a rare sign of Israeli-Palestinian cooperation

JERICHO, West Bank The Israeli armoured convoy rolls into the West Bank town of Jericho and comes to a halt outside a building with a Palestinian flag fluttering over it.

07 Mar 2018

Egyptian jamming of Sinai insurgents disrupts phones in Israel, Gaza

JERUSALEM Israel and Egypt were working to halt disruptions to mobile phone service after Egyptian jamming against Sinai insurgents caused outages in neighboring Israel and the Gaza Strip, Israeli officials said on Wednesday.

05 Mar 2018

Guatemala envoy tours Jerusalem for embassy site, Palestinians fume

JERUSALEM The Guatemalan ambassador was on the streets of Jerusalem on Monday to look at properties for when it joins the United States in moving its embassy there, a move Palestinians said was illegal and could kill any chance of peace.

23 Feb 2018

Qatar says Gaza aid spares Israel war, shows Doha does not back Hamas

JERUSALEM Qatar is helping Israel avoid another Gaza war by funneling relief money to impoverished Palestinians with Washington's blessing, a Qatari diplomat said on Thursday, describing the cooperation as evidence of Doha's distance from Islamist Hamas.

09 Feb 2018

Trump tells Israel peace means compromise; U.S. envoy under fire

JERUSALEM U.S. President Donald Trump told Israel on Friday that it too would need to make "significant compromises" for peace with the Palestinians, even as they accused one of his Middle East envoys of bogging down diplomacy with what they see as pro-Israel bias.

08 Feb 2018

U.S. envoy relays Israeli de-escalation messages to Lebanon

BEIRUT/JERUSALEM A U.S. envoy has assured Lebanon that Israel does not seek an escalation between the countries following a surge in hostile rhetoric, Lebanese and Israeli officials said on Thursday.

07 Feb 2018

Lebanon vows to block border wall, Israel eyes diplomacy on gas field

BEIRUT/JERUSALEM Lebanon vowed on Wednesday to prevent any territorial intrusion by a border wall which Israel is building, and Israel said it wanted foreign mediation to resolve a maritime energy dispute with its northern neighbour.

07 Feb 2018

Russian envoy says Israeli bill on Ukraine's Stalin-era deaths a 'wrong step'

JERUSALEM A Russian diplomat cautioned Israel on Wednesday over a proposed law that would formally recognise the deaths of millions of Ukrainians under Soviet rule as a genocide.


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