The official value of the shekel rose an average of .571 percent, Friday, against most of the other featured currencies on the Bank of Israel's foreign-exchange list. The United States dollar was fixed at NIS 3.919, down 1.185 percent, while the Euro slipped .199 percent to 5.1086 shekels.
The pound sterling was set at NIS 6.3471, down .634 percent, and 100 Japanese yen fell 1.027 percent to 5.051 shekels. The Australian dollar rose .06 percent to 4.1413 shekels while its Canadian counterpart was fixed at NIS 4.056, down .214 percent. The South African rand rose 1.254 percent to .4765 shekels.