Producers of an Israeli television dance show said they were detained as a potential security threat while taping in New York. Yoav Tzafir and Tzivka Hadar, who produce the hit televised contest “Born to Dance,” said Sunday that while preparing to tape the final episode in New York last week they accidentally found themselves in neighboring New Jersey. They decided to capitalize on the navigation error by taping the ride back, but their cameras got the attention of undercover police. Arrests and interrogations followed. “The police officers thought we were gathering intelligence for the Iranian army,” Hadar told Ma’ariv. “After we showed them the photographs of the contestants on the program, they agreed to let us go.” Tzafir added, “Very luckily for us everything worked out, and we even invited the police officers to the finals.”
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