The word Zionism a poetic term for Jerusalem. Originally Zionism meant the establishment of a Jewish national home, whereas now after 1948 it means the maintenance of the Jewish national home, the State of Israel. There are many different types of Zionists, Secular and Orthodox, which reflects their own level of religiosity, but the common factor, is either living in Israel or supporting the right of Israel to exist. Zionists may also vary across the political spectrum, from right to left and so not necessarily support the policies of the government of the day, even though they are still intensely patriotic to the country and people as a whole.