Non-profit

Defend, Embrace, Invest in, Support Israel (DEISI)

Website:

www.deisi.org

Type:

Non-Profit

Formation:

2013

CEO:

Olga Meshoe Washington

Location:

Vosloorus, South Africa

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Defend, Embrace, Invest in, Support Israel (DEISI) International is a South Africa-based, Christian, pro-Israel organization that seeks to legitimize the state of Israel through advocacy and education. 1 Established in 2013, DEISI’s ambassadors and activists intend to stand for justice for Israel by disproving the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement’s claim that Zionism is racist and that Israel is an apartheid State. 2

Activities

Defend, Embrace, Invest in, Support Israel seeks to educate people about what it claims to be the truth regarding the BDS movement’s false claim that Israel is not a legitimate state. DEISI’s ambassadors are educated with what it claims to be the truth regarding Israel’s legitimacy to exist as a nation. 3

DEISI’s CEO Olga Meshoe Washington was a speaker at the Jewish National Fund-USA’s 2022 National Conference in Boston, a gathering of pro-Israel philanthropists. 4

People

Olga Meshoe Washington is the CEO of Defend, Embrace, Invest in, Support Israel. Washington is a South African Christian and sits on the board member of the Institute for Black Solidarity with Israel. Washington is the national director for programming and engagement at Club Z and the recipient of the Jerusalem Award from the World Zionist Organization in 2016. 5

References

  1. “DEISI International.” YouTube. Accessed March 17, 2024. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQNcYsPdeV0Atg-IcXr0JMw.
  2. “Home.” DEISI. Archived from the original March 18, 2021. Accessed March 6, 2024. http://web.archive.org/web/20210318002158/https://www.deisi.org/.
  3. “Home.” DEISI. Archived from the original March 18, 2021. Accessed March 6, 2024. http://web.archive.org/web/20210318002158/https://www.deisi.org/.
  4. “All-star speaker lineup confirmed for largest Israel-focused conference of 2022.” Jewish News Syndicate, September 19, 2022. Accessed March 17, 2024. https://www.jns.org/wire/all-star-speaker-lineup-confirmed-for-largest-israel-focused-conference-of-2022/.
  5. [1] “Cincinnati-area Philanthropists to Celebrate Israel at 75 at Annual Community Breakfast.” Jewish National Fund, March 29, 2023. Accessed March 6, 2024. https://www.jnf.org/menu-3/press-releases/press-release-stories/march-29-2023.
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