U.S. President George W. Bush blamed the Palestinians for the deadlock in the Middle East peace process on Friday, while stressing Israel's position that it would not negotiate under fire.
Regan worked as a civilian at a super-secret office that builds and operates U.S. spy satellites.
Foreign Minister Shimon Peres said yesterday during an interview on Channel Two television that he is planning to meet with Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat in "the near future" to discuss ways of bringing about a cease-fire.
Last week's terrorist bombing in Jerusalem put the issue of Washington's relations with the Palestinian Authority back on the agenda.
Foreign Minister Shimon Peres will meet today with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to try to gain his approval for efforts to negotiate a cease-fire with Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat.