Saudi labour ministry denies change in ’employment visas to Jews’

Saudi Arabia has denied reports that it will be employing Jews within the Kingdom.

Following reports by the local daily Al-Watan, which quoted a Saudi labour ministry source saying they did “not mind issuing employment visas to Jews” the Saudi labour ministry released an official statement denying that there was any change to the official policy, according to the Arabi21 news site.

The ministry said that while new forms for foreign employees provide the option to choose Judaism as a faith, it does not mean that the government has made an official decision to authorise the employment of Jews in the kingdom.

Among the other religious beliefs put forward by the ministry as options on the forms are Zoroastrianism, Communism, Judaism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, and no religion…

  • Well that is a surprise!

    • Frau Katze

      Real shocker for me too! 😉

  • simus1

    Someone didn’t get the Saudi memo again re another fake outreach ploy to let them skate past an inconvenient UN condition and achieve “greater understanding”?
    allah weeps.

  • Hard Little Machine

    All such visa needs are always handled on a case by case basis. They’re usually so drawn out as to be not worth it.

  • Surele Surele

    This is such a twisted logic. Can’t get my head round it.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    On the other hand, what Joo in his right mind would want to go work there? So, who cares what the bumwipe Saudis’ policy is? Screw ’em. 🙂

  • FunkyWinkerbeans

    Interesting to me that they put Communism as a religious belief.