View of Kibbutz Ketura with a field of Arava Power Company photovoltaic panels..
(photo credit:COURTESY ITAMAR GRINBERG / ARAVA POWER COMPANY)
TAKE A long drive on the highway to the south across the stunning landscape of the Arava Valley with the Edom Mountains of Jordan to the east. When you reach the fields of date palms 35 miles north of the resort town of Eilat, you’ve arrived at Ketura.The kibbutz founded by a group of American “crazies” is a rather stunning success story. Ketura has managed, against all odds, to launch and maintain innovative businesses, retain its original vision of religious pluralism and maintain its status as a true communal kibbutz.