As far as I know, my family members and friends are safe. I just got off the phone talking with my little sister. She and her fiance live in Haifa and the bomb that went off there was very near their place (3 minutes walk). They were not at home at the time (actually at a local mall...) so they didn't hear it go off. Those bombs make a lot of noise. I once heard an explosion in Tel-Aviv very clearly and I was about 1 kilometer away from it.
I hope they give it a rest now... This has been a hectic weekend with a bus exploding 10 minutes away from where we live (only three dead, so it probably never made it to the news in the US) and now these two. There were also several civilians killed in shootings in the territories. It looks like the militant Islamic organizations are doing their best to show General Zeany (the American mediator) that they are not interested in any peaceful agreement
And Arafat either doesn't want to or can't control them.
I haven't heard from Catherine (Catspride), but she lives away from both Jerusalem and Haifa (about 3 hours drive away in the south).
Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers!