Benny Gantz at IAC National Summit 2021
Benny Gantz at IAC National Summit 2021 Noam Galai

Over the past week, many participants at the Israeli-American Council (IAC) conference in Florida have tested positive for the coronavirus and many of them suspected to be carriers of the Omicron variant.

Among the participants who were diagnosed is Eyal Kitzis, host of the Eretz Nehederet satirical show, who tested positive after returning to Israel and entered Isolation.

Israeli Consul General in New York Asaf Zamir, who also participated in the conference, tested positive for the coronavirus as well.

Data from the Health Ministry published by Channel 12 News reporter Yolan Cohen showed that on a flight back from Miami to Israel, ten verified cases were discovered among people who had returned from the conference.

The Florida IAC conference is considered the largest Israeli gathering on the continent, and possibly the entire Jewish world, and was attended by Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz. The event was conducted according to strict rules of coronavirus testing entry was approved only to those who could present a negative test result.