You are here now. No one including myself is assigning blame for the annexation of 1948 or the pograms that took place in palestine before the state of israel was created or anything else. Blame blame blame, history has a lot of that because it wasn't us or our parents but our grand and great grand parnts that did this, right?
So again, it is something you could change. It really is. And you are giving the typical israeli answer ignoring the gaza war and the aggression that expanded the partition from a small subset to what israel is today, and ignoring the armed conflict and mass war crimes visited on the internment camps.. i mean 'blockaded areas of terrorists'. you serve in the army. you pay your taxes. you are just as much to blame as everyone else. don't want to be to blame? go live in gaza or leave israel and stop funding the aggression and destruction.
You cherry pick certain historical events and completely ignore their context or other related events. I suspect that you are well-intentioned by ill-informed. That is very common, considering the tactics used by the anti-Jewish community to try to delegitimize the Jewish state in the eyes of people who are not ignorant enough to become anti-semetic themselves, but who have no prior bias in the conflict. Am I wrong in guessing that your opinion is formed due to media exposure?
Atrocities were committed by both Jews and Arabs in the years surrounding the establishment of the state of Israel. Atrocities were committed before, and have been committed after. I won't justify any particular atrocity. I will point out that no single atrocity is justification for continued belligerence for either side.
I'm very glad that you are concerned for the wellbeing of the citizens of Gaza. Really, I am. Now go compare them to the citizens of Syria, or Ukraine, or Saudi Arabia, or Yemen, or DPRC, or Egypt, or Lebanon, or the Palestinians in Jordan and Yarmouk, or the Kurds in Turkey or the Yazidi in Iraq. Do I need to mention the actions of the US in Iraq? The US in Iran? This US in Vietnam? The US in Central America? The US inside its own borders? I can point to nations close or far, peoples small or large, governments supported or opposed by the West and show you worse atrocities than are happening in Gaza. Does that justify what is happening in Gaza? NO! But it does bring to light the disproportionate news reported on the area. Ask your news sources why they report so heavily on the situation in Gaza but fail to report on similar, or worse, happenings in the rest of the world. You will then understand the bias.