I met Benny Hinn (a local boy from Tel Aviv-Jaffa; there's a substantial Arab Christian community in Old Jaffa) back in early 1992 when he came here with a rather large group. I was working as a security guard/medic with a local company & we provided security at the Jerusalem Convention Center where Rev. Hinn was going to be. He was introduced to the security staff before the revival (?) & when he was introduced to me & was told that I was doubling as the medic-on-call, he shook my hand & said, "Well sir, we won't be needing your services tonight; there are going to be miracles here!" I thought, "OK..." He put on quite a show, that's the word I'll use. Everyone in the audience were either people who had signed up to come with him from the USA or local (Arab) Christians. Some of my native Israeli colleagues were in shock as Rev. Hinn did his stuff; they had never seen anything like it. He spoke about the late Kathryn Kuhlman, whom he had seen once in (my home town of) Pittsburgh, & from whom, I gather, he has learned/copied much. One thing he said sticks out in my mind (such as it is). He said that he was so excited to see her for the first time that when the doors opened at the hall where she was appearing, he pushed & barrelled past everyone and ran down to get a seat in the first row. I remember thinking he was such a heel & that he should have, rather, helped sick and elderly people to find seats rather than shoving past everyone to get one of the best seats for himself. I was not impressed.