I had an idea earlier and thought I would share it to get everyone's opinion on it. I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to programming and all that stuff, so I have no idea if this is even possible. Have Israel become "born" in 1900, but give them no units, cities or anything else, almost as if they were not in the game. Whenever the first world congress occurs in the 20th century, there is an option to assign Israel, still currently having no units, the city of Jerusalem. If the it receives enough votes, Israel gains control of the city and is given starting units. Perhaps the two civs are at war no matter what? Also, it think it would be appropriate to leave Israel of the list of playable civs in the scenario, but have an option to switch to it, similar to Iran. Thoughts?