Why Did God Create Israel In 1948?

Folks, please help me understand href="http://www.michnews.com/J_Grant_Swank_Jr/430598.shtml">this:

Why did God create Israel in 1948?

He did so, not for the Jews' sake primarily, but to vindicate His holy

I guess you have to read the whole thing to get the full effect. 
Well, maybe not.  None of it is any more rational than the passage
above.  Even if you believe in God, why would you think that God
needs to vindicate his name in the eyes of us pitiful mortals?  It
just doesn't make any sense.

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Sure it does.

The OT/NT/Koran god is a petty psychopathic tyrant.

Why expect anything different?

...and why, specifically, in 1948? Is it possible that His holy name would have been less thoroughly vindicated, had He created Israel in, say, 1963?

Personally I can't believe in silly ideas that one place is chosen by 'god' as theirs. Ridiculous.

I risk being called 'anti-semitic', but how is it that now should anyone make negative comments about israel, he/she becomes anti-semitic? And the holocaust means more suffering than other equally grave massacres (ex. Nanking, Armenian people, etc.)? The others didn't suffer?

Israel's tactics are now to do upon others what was done to them (do excuse the religious twist), so much for a 'democratic' (I would not equate israel to a democratic country.) They are displacing the original inhabitants who even welcomed them before they were forced to defend themselves in anyway (violence however remains unjustifiable)