Drone video captures pro-Netanyahu counter-protest

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STORY: Police said they were responding to a group who blocked the Ayalon freeway, the scene of almost weekly stoppages by protesters who see in Netanyahu's plan a threat to judicial independence.

Netanyahu, on trial for corruption charges he denies, says reforms are needed to balance out branches of government.

Beset by the domestic upheaval and expressions of concern and disapproval in Washington, Netanyahu on Monday paused the overhaul to allow negotiations on a compromise between his religious-nationalist coalition and opposition parties.