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Zionism is the belief that the Jewish people should have an independent state. This idea was realized by the 1948 establishment of Israel. One of the main arguments in favor of Zionism is that Jews encounter persecution all over the globe, even in the United States; for example, the Anti-Defamation League reports anti-Semitic activity at the University of California in Irvine.[1] A Jewish homeland with a right of return provides a relatively safe haven for Jews. An argument against Zionism is that it is a form of statism because it relies on a government to protect people rather than on security arrangements arrived at through voluntary transactions.[2]