The official value of the shekel declined an average of .832 percent, Thursday, against the other currencies on the Bank of Israel's foreign-exchange list. The United States dollar was fixed at NIS 3.952, up .868 percent, while the Euro climbed 1.07 percent to 5.0431 shekels.
The pound sterling was set at NIS 6.261, up .737 percent, while 100 Japanese yen declined .599 percent to 4.864 shekels. The Australian dollar slipped .056 percent to NIS 4.0828, while its Canadian counterpart rose .756 percent to 3.9435 shekels. The South African Rand was fixed at NIS .4417, down .361 percent.