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Jewish Ministers Not United to Ribbentrop Dinner; Discrimination Denied

A Foreign office spokesman today denied that any discrimination was involved in the failure to invite two Jewish Cabinet members to tonight’s dinner in honor of Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Foreign Minister, following the signing of the Franco-German agreement. Education Minister Jean Zay and Colonial Minister Georges Mandel were not invited to the dinner, the spokesman said, because it was a function of a diplomatic nature to which only those cabinet members directly interested were customarily invited. The socialist newspaper, Le Populaire, had asked editorially in connection with this incident: “Does Hitler already make the law in France?”