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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

Pro-Palestinian activists for the second day Sunday blocked an Israeli-owned ship from docking at the Port of Oakland in a protest against Israel's military action in Gaza. A protest against a Zim ship in 2010 (pictured here) was held by hundreds of Bay Area activists condemning Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip. (Facebook/Block the Boat for Gaza)

Calif. protesters to block Israel-owned ships at Port of Oakland

Pro-Palestinian activists in the San Francisco Bay Area are planning to block the Port of Oakland this Saturday to prevent two commercial shipping tankers partially owned by the Israel Corporation from docking and unloading. Published July 28, 2014

Capitol Hill office workers take their lunch break on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol Building on a pleasant spring day, Washington, D.C., Monday, May 5, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Wikipedia imposes editing ban on House staffers

Wikipedia has imposed a 10-day editing ban on the IP addresses connected to the U.S. House of Representatives, following a series of disruptive edits by congressional staffers. Published July 27, 2014