Israeli correspondant | Minghui
The Tel Aviv Central Bus station on Saturday is a crowded and busy place, packed with bargain shops of all kinds. A lot of Chinese residents are buying groceries and other products. People shout and raise their voices the place is very noisy and you can also sense the smell of fish.
In the midst of all this chaos, Falun Dafa practitioners in yellow shirts are standing in rows and doing the exercises to the sound of the gentle exercise music, like lotus flowers emerging from a swamp.
In 2001 Israeli practitioners decided to tell the truth about the brutal persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners in China, to the Chinese who came to work in Israel from mainland China. It is also important that the Chinese people living here see that it is allowed and safe to practice Falun Dafa in Israel and that there is nothing wrong with it.
The Israeli practitioners, who came from all over the country, lined up in rows and did the exercises, in this noisy environment, they were able to close their eyes and concentrate on the practice. Some handed out brochures and lotus flowers, and some held signs.
Falun Dafa practitioners of Chinese descent who live in Israel spoke with the Chinese workers and managed to convince some to quit the Chinese Communist Party(CCP). They told them about Falun Dafa and about the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Some agreed to quit the CCP, others listened and nodded in understanding, while some just wanted to flee, still believing the CCP’s lies about Falun Dafa and refusing to take a flyer.
A Chinese passerby turned to a non-Chinese practitioner and said, “You have no idea what is really going on in China. I am from China, and I know that Falun Dafa is bad.” He refused to take the Chinese brochure the practitioner offered him. At some point, a Chinese-speaking practitioner joined the conversation. After a deep and lively talk with him, the Chinese passerby finally accepted to take a flyer.
One practitioner handed out a flyer to Chinese workers. At first they refused to take the fliyers. She told us, “The barrier was hard to cross, but once I focused on their wellbeing and how important it is for them to learn the truth about Falun Dafa and the persecution, they accepted the flyer.”
Another practitioner said, “I stayed after everyone left, stood at the same spot where we did the exercises, and handed out flyers. Our Chinese-speaking practitioner was about to leave on her bike, but when the Chinese arrived, she approached them and they agreed to quit the CCP.”