Talking to People about Falun Dafa on the Tel Aviv Promenade
(Minghui.org) The 15th Israeli Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference was held in Tel Aviv on November 4. On the day prior, the conference attendees gathered outdoors on the promenade of Tel Aviv, a busy place for locals and tourists alike.
Practitioners from all over the country and guests from abroad gathered to demonstrate the Falun Dafa exercises and raise public awareness of the persecution of fellow practitioners in China. They handed out informational materials to passersby and talked about the ongoing persecution.
Many people expressed support and signed the petition calling to bring Jiang Zemin to justice for his crimes against humanity. Jiang is the former Communist Party leader who launched the brutal persecution campaign against Falun Gong practitioners.
One woman passing by said that this was her first time hearing about Falun Dafa and the persecution. She said, “It sounds crazy to me, but nothing surprises me about China.” She then said that she had practiced qigong once, but this was her first time hearing about the values of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance. “It's relaxing, it's wonderful, and a very important message,” she said. She wished the practitioners great success and left with an encouraging message, “Keep spreading goodness.”
Another passerby expressed great admiration for the tolerance of the practitioners who persevered under the hot sun without moving. “Congratulations on your patience,” she said. This was the first time she had heard about Falun Dafa.
Michael Lianov, a martial arts practitioner who happened to pass by, said, “When I heard about Falun Dafa, I was glad to learn that there really are such good people.” He then added that he'd heard about the persecution and about the Chinese regime's organ harvesting from Dafa practitioners in China for profit, and how they are being forced to give up their belief in Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance. He then called out, “I recommend that all those who care about the existence of a genuine spiritual practice, peace of mind, and love and peace – to sign the petition to prosecute those who ordered the persecution and those who are currently enforcing it in China.”
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