Israel's cabinet okays aggressive tech push to cut Western dependence on oil in transport: http://t.co/CEmxMud Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: "I view this as a national and strategic goal of the State of Israel. Oil addiction has led to the Western world's dependence on the oil countries, and significantly damages the environment. This has significant consequences for Israel as well. We are a small country in size but we are great in science and research. Therefore, the intention is to harness strong research, scientific and technological forces and link them with other bodies so that Israel will be the leader, the catalyst in research in this field."