Why was Israel chosen?

Many people wonder why the Lord chose Israel and not any other nation.
Creation: God created the heavens, and the earth, all needed for human habitation, and then created Adam and Eve in His own image and placed them in the Garden of Eden. God visited them daily and had fellowship with them. (Genesis 1)
Fall: God had commanded that Adam and Eve should not eat fruit from one tree. Satan in the form of a serpent seduced Adam and Eve, they disobeyed God and ate the fruit. Hence, they were banished from the Garden of Eden. (Genesis 3)
Mass rebellion: After the flood, humanity did not obey God by scattering and settling in all parts of the globe. Instead, they tried to build a city with a high tower and be safe from future floods. The Lord confused their languages and global migration happened because of languages. (Genesis 11)
Flood: The sin in the world increased and the whole world was wicked and even their thoughts were continually evil. (Genesis 6:5) Among all humanity there was only one person who was righteous or better among all. (Genesis 6:9)
Abraham: Again, the world was immersed in sin and darkness. God called Abraham, who responded by faith and obedience. (Genesis 12) Perhaps, God could have called others from other nations or locations, and they might not have responded to His call. Abraham was given a Promise and covenant. The Lord expected him to teach his descendants that they would become a Great Nation. (Genesis 18:19)
Israel: God shaped the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as a nation when they were slaves in the Nation of Egypt. The slaves became a Nation as God delivered them through Moses and gave them the Law, Covenant, and Promised Land. Thus, Israel became a privileged, chosen Nation for God to fulfill his Plan of Salvation for humanity.
Potter and clay: God, the creator, righteous judge, and Sovereign ruler can choose anyone to do His will and execute His purpose. As clay humans cannot talk back or dictate to God. (Romans 9:21)
Am I grateful to God for choosing me?