(Clearwisdom.net) On October 15, 2008, a group of Israeli Falun Gong practitioners went to Sackler Gan Park in the centre of Jerusalem to attend Israel's annual Sukkoth Traditional Festival Parade.

Although the parade was scheduled for the afternoon, tens of thousands of people gathered in the park in the morning, including many foreign tourists who came to Israel to wholly participate in the festival celebrations.

Practitioners displayed various photos and demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises. A continuous flow of people came to watch. Many already knew about the persecution in China, and many more learned. A large number of signatures was gathered on a petition against the persecution.

After lunch, the grand parade set off from Sackler Gan Park. The Falun Gong procession was eye-catching, with a dance group, drummers, and groups of practitioners holding banners announcing Falun Gong, with themes including "The world needs Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance" and "Falun Gong is spread in over 80 countries in the world".

The group was met with widespread applause and happy smiles from the crowds of onlookers.