Dumisani Washington is a pastor, author, composer and music educator in Northern California. He is also an Israel advocate with a vision to strengthen solidarity with the Jewish state among Black Americans and other communities of color. He has been an Israel supporter for many years, and focuses his efforts on young people and college students.
Dumisani formed the Institute for Black Solidarity with Israel (IBSI) in 2013. IBSI is dedicated to strengthening the relationship between Israel and the Jewish people, and people of African descent through education and advocacy; condemns the “Zionism is racism” ideology; defends Israel’s right to live in peace with its Arab neighbors; and seeks to help cultivate a mutually beneficial Israel-Africa alliance.
Dumisani is also the Diversity Outreach Coordinator for Christians United for Israel (CUFI). At over 1.8 million members, CUFI is the largest pro-Israel organization in the United State.
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