Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and Israeli President Shimon Peres, right, stand with a representative of the Palestinian Authority, name not known, as he accepts a certificate of ... more 
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and Israeli President Shimon Peres, right, stand with a representative of the Palestinian Authority, name not known, as he accepts a certificate of appreciation and award for Palestinian help in fighting the wildfires at the Carmel forest in northern Israel, during a ceremony in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010. Firefighters ran out of fire retardant chemicals hours after the blaze broke out Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010. Israel doesn't have a single firefighting plane and only 1,400 firefighters at its disposal - well below the worldwide average. Israel was forced to appeal to other countries to send planes and material to put out the fire, which burned a 20-square-mile (50-square-kilometer) area in the Carmel forest, a popular nature spot on Haifa's outskirts. The fire was brought under control late Sunday, and further weakened Monday after overnight rains. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Tara Todras-Whitehill
Tue, Dec 7, 2010 8:03 AM EST