I like the Total War series, and I was thinking about maybe getting Rome II sooner or later. I also worship Jesus Christ, and I would be very surprised if Israel/Jerusalem is uncapturable in the game. I know this is just a game, that none of it's supposed to have religious meaning in real life, it's supposed to be an amoral game, other Christians play it, etc. It's just that I would still feel a little uneasy if the game somehow necessitated taking over an independent Israel under the Macabees.
(Contrast this from Empire: Total War, where the area is not only already held by a foreign empire, but it is not being used so much like a Jewish homeland.)
In Total War: Rome II, is it always viable to avoid capturing that one specific country/city, at least if it's independent on the game map? If any of the campaigns or scenarios or whatever require you to take it over during the game, either practically or through the objectives list, the answer is no. If it's required, but the country is not independent, then please specify. Thanks!