Regarding the highly informative opinion-page column "Toughness With Israel Helps US Image," Sept. 23: It would also help tremendously if president Bush would call upon his Israeli friends to stop being racist and grant citizenship, including voting rights, to Palestinians. Zionism then could no longer fairly be equated with racism.Louis Ward, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Letters are welcome. Only a selection can be published, subject to condensation, and none acknowledged. Please address them to "Readers Write," One Norway St., Boston, MA 02115.