"The Land of Black Gold" was first published as an album in 1949. In that edition, the Speedol Star docks at Haifa, which was controlled by the British Mandate of Palestine. This version of the book also features the Jewish organisation, the Irgun, who kidnap Tintin, mistaking him for a colleague of theirs. These events were changed by request of Hergé's British publisher, Methuen, for the English edition of the book. The three main pages that feature this earlier version of events are reproduced here, translated into English for the first time.