Michigan state Rep. Donni Steele (R) wants to “end Jew hatred” in Michigan, but most Democrats in the lower chamber aren’t interested.

Steele, a first term representative from Orion Township, wants to “set aside political differences, united with a singular purpose to condemn Jew-hatred in all its forms, and stand resolute to end the discrimination and persecution of the Jewish people.”

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Her House Resolution 247, backed by nearly three dozen colleagues, aims to move toward that goal and “declare May 2, 2024, as End Jew-Hatred Day in the State of Michigan,” according to the legislation.

Steele and other lawmakers that included five Democrats introduced HR 247 last week, and it was referred to the House Committee on Government Operations chaired by Allen Park Democratic Rep. Tullio Liberati.

On Tuesday, Steele moved to discharge the resolution from the committee, but was rejected by a majority of members.

“At this point, House Democrat leadership and these radical protestors are one and the same,” Steele said in a Tuesday statement. “Protestors want to ignore the atrocities Hamas committed against the Israeli people last fall, and House Democrats want to ignore the reality that no protest calling for the destruction of Israel could be peaceful.

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“We’re being blocked by a small group of radical members who aren’t willing to condemn antisemitism,” she said. “I know there are Democrats that will support this resolution.”

Steele pointed to pro-Hamas protestors who interrupted the University of Michigan commencement ceremony, where they accosted the graduating daughter of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer over her alleged support of “genocide.”

That ordeal was the latest in months-long protests at the U of M and countless other universities across the state and country that aim to pressure the Biden administration to call for a ceasefire in the ongoing conflict, and to halt all military aid to Israel.

The same protestors sent a message to U.S. Rep. Shri Thanedar over the weekend, scrawling “racist,” “ceasefire, and “Free Palestine” on his Detroit community center, along with devil horns and an X across Thaneder’s face that appears on a sign adorning the building.

Thanedar, who has supported Israel, told the media the pro-Hamas radicals also crashed a holiday party for supporters in December, and descended on his home honking horns and shouting through megaphones.

Other incidents in Michigan have included anti-Israel vandalism at Knollwood County Club in West Bloomfield, the Michigan vacation home of former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and Jewish businesses in Detroit that support Israel.

Fliers circulated at U of M in April made it clear “Freedom for Palestine means Death to America.”

While House Democrats reject “the urgent need to stand against Jew-hatred so that the intergenerational trauma of the past shall never be repeated,” Steele notes lawmakers in the upper chamber stepped up to approve a similar resolution last Tuesday.

The opposition in the House, however, is predictable, as Democrats last year refused to pass a resolution to support Israel and condemn the Hamas terrorist attacks on Oct. 7, 2023 that killed thousands, including Americans.

The issue has metastasized into a major political problem for President Joe Biden, with more than 101,000 Michigan Democrats voting “uncommitted” in the February presidential primary. The “uncommitted” campaign led by Detroit Congresswoman Rashia Tlaib, along with an aligned “Abandon Biden” movement has since ballooned to more than 500,000 voters nationwide who have vowed to oppose the president unless he calls for a permanent ceasefire and halts all military aid to Israel.