Israel S. Dresner

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Israel S. Dresner
Born(1929-04-22)April 22, 1929
DiedJanuary 13, 2022(2022-01-13) (aged 92)
New York City, New York, U.S.

Israel Seymour Dresner (April 22, 1929 – January 13, 2022) was an American Reform rabbi. He was president of the Education Fund for Israeli Civil Rights and Peace.[1] He was an important person in the Civil Rights Movement and a close friend to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. Dresner was once called "the most arrested rabbi in America."[2]

In December 2021, Dresner announced that he was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer.[3] He died from the disease on January 13, 2022 in New York City, at the age of 92.[4]

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  1. "Opinion | Put Israel on Notice - The New York Times".
  2. "Meet the Players: Freedom Riders | American Experience | Official Site | PBS".
  3. Rozner, Lisa (December 28, 2021). "'Most Arrested Rabbi' Israel Dresner Reflects On Life Of Activism After Being Diagnosed With Stage 4 Colon Cancer". Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  4. ‘Most Arrested Rabbi’ Israel Dresner Dies At Age 92