Marvin Josephson

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Marvin Josephson is Chairman Emeritus of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.[1] Josephson is the founder of International Creative Management a talent and literary agency.

Josephson was, together with Mervyn L. Adelson, international co-chairman of Israel’s Fiftieth-Anniversary Committee. According to Josephson he and Adelson were appointed to the position by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 1996. The pair were accused by the Jerusalem Post of corruption in relation to the anniversary celebrations. [2] In 2013 Adelson admitted to past involvement with the Las Vegas mafia.[3]

Josephson has been employed as the literary agent by former US Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, former US President, Jimmy Carter, Operation Desert Storm commander H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr and the chairman of the Eexecutive of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Natan Sharansky.[4] [5] [6] [7]


  1. 'Our Board', Friends of the Israel Defence Forces Website, accessed 17 September 2014
  2. Craig Horowitz, 'America’s Jews Israel’s Lost Tribe?', New York Magazine, 27 April 1998, accessed 5 March 2015
  3. Staff, 'Former TV Macher Merv Adelson Talks About Financial Ruin and His Las Vegas–Mob Ties', Vanity Fair, 31 January 2013, accessed 5 March 2015
  4. Edwin McDowell, 'Kissinger to Write on Diplomacy', New York Times, 13 April 1987, accessed 5 March 2015
  5. Staff, 'Carter Hires Josephson as Literary Agent', New York Times, 27 January 1981, accessed 5 March 2015
  6. Staff, 'North's Mailings 'Upset' Schwarzkopf', Los Angeles Times, 17 December 1991, accessed 5 March 2015
  7. John M. Wilson, 'Prison Story', Los Angeles Times, 7 September 1986, accessed 5 March 2015