Regarding Editor’s column, “I Support Israel, But…’ (Aug. 8), all of you who support Israel need to recognize that there is a large and growing portion of the Jewish community that is appalled at Israel’s actions.

We are not anti-Semitic, we are not self-hating, we are a concerned part of the Jewish community. You may not agree with us, but I suggest you open your mind and hear our point of view. We believe that the occupation is wrong and is punishing innocent Palestinian civilians. We believe that it is hurting Jewish people everywhere.