The Romney campaign has decided that a fundraiser to be held at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem Monday morning will be closed to the press, reports the Washington Post. The decision violates an agreement between the media and the campaign that some press coverage will be allowed at all fundraisers held in public spaces including hotels.
From the Post:
Under the agreement, a pool of wire, print and television reporters can cover every Romney fundraiser held in public venues, including hotels and country clubs. The campaign does not allow media coverage of fundraisers held in private residences.
Campaign spokesman Rick Gorka declined to explain the campaign’s decision to violate protocol with the Jerusalem event. Pressed repeatedly by reporters to offer an explanation, Gorka said only that the fundraiser was “closed press.”
Billionaire Sheldon Adelson is expected to fly to Israel to attend the event.