The official value of the shekel rose an average of .242 percent, Thursday, against most of the other featured currencies on the Bank of Israel's foreign-exchange list. The United States dollar was fixed at NIS 3.881, up .026 percent, while the Euro declined .323 percent to 4.8173. A number of European currencies and the Australian dollar fell at a similar rate.
The pound sterling was set at NIS 6.0194, down .586 percent, while 100 Japanese yen rose .414 percent to 4.9258 shekels. The South African rand was fixed at NIS .456, down .74 percent.