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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

Cars whiz past the Marina District of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

UAE to free American jailed over parody video

An American imprisoned in Dubai for posting a parody video about youth culture in emirate will be released this week, a family spokeswoman confirmed. Published January 7, 2014

Dan Mori, player of Vitesse, training at National Sports Centre Papendal. (Wikimedia Commons)

Dutch soccer team Vitesse heads to UAE without Israeli defender

The premier Dutch soccer team Vitesse left for training in the United Arab Emirates this month without its best defender, an Israeli, who was banned from entering the country by UAE authorities just 24 hours before the team was supposed to arrive. Published January 6, 2014

**FILE** Morrissey (Associated Press)

Singer Morrissey compares meat-eaters to Nazis, pedophiles

Eating meat is like supporting the Nazis, former Smiths frontman Morrissey said on Thursday, arguing that the killing of animals in slaughterhouses is similar to the killing of Jews in gas chambers. Published January 5, 2014