The official value of the shekel declined an average of .225 percent, Thursday, in mixed trading against other currencies on the Bank of Israel's foreign-exchange list. The United States dollar was fixed at NIS 3.548, up .939 percent from Wednesday's rate. The Lebanese pound rose 1.293 percent; 10 pounds to .0235 shekels, while the Jordanian dinar was fixed at NIS 5.0078, up 1.047, and the Egyptian pound rose .898 percent to .5953 shekels. The pound sterling was set at NIS 5.7256, up .173 percent and the Japanese yen rose .806 percent, with 100 yen bringing NIS 4.63.
The Euro fell .323 percent to 5.0323 shekels, amid talk of the European debt crisis spreading, while the Swedish krona and South African rand declined by more than one percent. Falling just under a percent were the Swiss frank and the Norwegian krona.