World Falun Dafa Day Celebrated at Entrance to Old City of Jerusalem

By Rakefet Tavor, Epoch Times
May 14, 2014 2:30 pm Last Updated: May 14, 2014 9:59 pm

JERUSALEM—Falun Dafa practitioners in Israel celebrated Falun Dafa Day at the Jaffa Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem on May 9. Hundreds of tourists and residents watched many practitioners demonstrate the exercises method and received from them a comprehensive explanation about the peaceful practice and how the Chinese Communist Party has harshly persecuted the discipline in China for the past 15 years. Many residents and tourists expressed their opposition to the brutal persecution and signed a petition calling to stop it immediately.

Ido, a young Israeli man wearing a skullcap said in an interview with Epoch Times that the organ harvesting from Falun Gong was a serious moral problem that is contrary to Judaism and humanity. He said, “[there] should be a strong involvement of a body that can act on behalf of the persecuted practitioners and eradicate from the world the phenomenon of organ harvesting.”

Eli, a Falun Gong practitioner for 14 years, said that this method helped him considerably improve his physical condition and, more importantly, improve his mental state so that he was relaxed and at peace in everyday life.

“Citizens of the world must take now a moral stand and tell their governments and members of their parliament to turn the Chinese regime and tell it to stop this persecution,” Eli said. “There will be a day when everyone of us will be asked: ‘What did you do when this Holocaust happened and you knew about it? Did you come forward alongside practitioners? Did you took a stance against this persecution?'”

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