Tomi Laine Clark is a wildly irreverent San Francisco-based writer. She tempers her coverage of controversial situations by frankly poking fun at the contradictions in politics and culture. June through August 2008 she is reporting from Tel Aviv, Israel, where she is applying her dazzling wit toward unraveling Middle Eastern conflict. For a candid and current look at the Middle East, check out her blog, Disenchanted Princess.