The nonpartisan Jewish Federation (search) based in Palm Beach County, Fla., has come under fire from Democrats after it agreed to host a speech by Vice President Dick Cheney (search) on Middle East policy.
"The Jewish community in its organized fashion should not be engaging with the Bush campaign," said Florida Democratic Rep. Robert Wexler, who called Cheney's upcoming visit a blatant and inappropriate political stunt.
Republican leaders say they are not using anyone, and sitting vice presidents often give public policy talks to nonpartisan charities.
Jewish Federation officials say the issue of Israel (search) overshadows political semantics, but have requested that Cheney not distribute campaign materials or bash Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry (search). They add that Kerry is welcome to address the group on the same topic, provided he follows the same rules.
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