|Founded by||Hashomer Hatzair members|
|Name meaning||Vineyard of Peace|
The kibbutz was founded in 1966 adjacent to the triborder area by members of Hashomer Hatzair. Its name includes the word shalom since the members believed that the location would play a role in establishing peace and ending the Arab-Israeli conflict.
In 2008, the kibbutz was bombarded by mortar shells in an attack described as the worst since Israel's pullout from Gaza. Although a mortar shell hit the electricity infrastructure, several families insisted on celebrating the Passover seder at the kibbutz dining hall.
- Kerem Shalom Negev Information Centre