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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering topics on culture and politics. Originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Jessica graduated from the University of Florida where she received a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in mass communication.

During her time at University of Florida, she worked as an associate editor for The Gainesville Sun and interned at Entercom Communications. In 2011, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She can be reached at

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

** FILE ** In this Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, file photo, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat pauses during an emergency cabinet session, at his compound, in the West Bank town of Ramallah. The remains of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat were exhumed on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, to enable foreign experts to take samples as part of a probe into his death. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen, File)

French investigators rule out Yasser Arafat poisoning

A team of French investigators have ruled out the possibility that deceased Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned, contrary to a previous report by Swiss scientists that said tests on his body showed "unexpected high activity" of polonium. Published December 3, 2013

Visitors are silhouetted as they view the Nativity scene during the 34th annual "Festival of Lights" at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Washington Temple in Kensington, Md., on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. (The Washington Times) ** FILE **

Nativity scene will be displayed at Florida Capitol

Some of those who fear a war on Christmas will be pleased to learn that a nativity scene depicting the birth of Jesus will be displayed at Florida's Capitol in Tallahassee on Tuesday and will remain throughout the Christmas season. Published December 3, 2013

A voter walks past the Croatian flag at a polling station in Pula, Croatia, on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, as the nation votes in a referendum that could ban gay marriages. Conservative groups, backed by the Roman Catholic Church, demanded that the country's constitution define matrimony as a union of a man and a woman. The issue has divided the European Union's newest member nation. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Croatians vote against gay marriage

Croatian voters decided on Sunday to amend to the country's constitution to prohibit same-sex marriage, partial results showed. Published December 1, 2013

(Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times)

Elderly woman is New York City's 10th 'knockout' victim

A 76-year-old New York City woman is said to be the latest victim in the dangerous "knockout" game spreading across the country, in which black youths single out a stranger, in most cases a woman, and hit them in hopes of knocking them out with one blow. Published December 1, 2013