The Bible declares that God determined to keep His chosen people separated to Himself (Exodus:33:16; Leviticus:20:26; etc.) because He would bring them back into their land in the last days (Jeremiah:30:10; 31:8-12; Ezekiel:36:24, 35-38; etc.) prior to Messiah’s second coming. That prophecy and promise, so long awaited, was fulfilled in the rebirth of Israel in her Promised Land in 1948, nearly 1900 years after the final diaspora at the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD by the Roman armies of Titus. This restoration of a nation after 25 centuries is utterly astonishing, a phenomenon without parallel in the history of any other peoples and inexplicable by any natural means, much less by chance”
Dave Hunt, A Cup of Trembling, Harvest House, 1995, p. 102.