The OC Media Room is a hub for local pro-Israel activists to come together with their counterparts around the globe, in order to work in real time to positively influence public discourse and combat efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel on social media.
The Media Room is based on the “situation room” set up by students at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, during Operations “Pillar of Defense” (2012) and “Protective Edge” (2014). Students created this training platform to expose media bias, report incitement, and share pro-Israel content in response to negative media portrayals of Israel during these operations. Several communities outside of Israel have since set up Media Rooms based on the IDC model. Orange County is the first community to set up this platform on the West Coast.
The Media Room is staffed by students and volunteers who receive specialized education in messaging, training, and online advocacy. The OC community is invited to drop in, learn advocacy and social media skills, and work with other communities around the world to grow support for Israel.
This is an independent and non-partisan pro-Israel effort.
Media Room Ambassadors and Mentors are trained with the knowledge, skills, and tools to positively influence public discourse about Israel by creating original pro-Israel social media campaigns, training the OC community to be more effective and active online, and building a local online community of activists.
Act.IL is a joint venture of the Interdisciplinary Center and the Israeli American Council.