The official value of the shekel declined an average of .531 percent, Friday, agains the other featured currencies on the Bank of Israel's foreign-exchange list. The United States dollar was fixed at NIS 4.007, up .754 percent, while the Euro rose .252 percent to 4.8941 shekels.
The pound sterling was set at 6.2279, up .694 percent, while 100 Japanese yen rose .789 percent to 5.1225 shekels. The Australian dollar advanced .765 percent to NIS 4.2123, while its Canadian counterpart was fixed at 3.9941 shekels, up .734 percent. The South African rand rose .961 percent to NIS .4833.