Opposition leader Tzipi Livni, speaking at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon following Labor Party leader Avi Gabbay's surprise announcement that he is disbanding the Zionist Union, said "Gabbay did not want a partnership. The way he killed it today proved it."Livni confirmed that she was taken by the surprise by the announcement."It's time for the Hatnua party to rise and for leaders on the center left to set aside their egos," Livni continued. This is the time to look forward and bring about a political upheaval to separate from the Palestinians and keep Israel Jewish and Democratic."