The official value of the shekel rose and average of .626 percent, Thursday, against most of the featured currencies on the Bank of Israel's foreign-exchange list. The United States dollar was fixed at NIS 3.83, down .906 percent from Wednesday's rate, while the Euro declined .213 percent to 4.9755 shekels.
The pound sterling was set at NIS 6.1331, down .732 percent, while 100 Japanese yen fell 1.18 percent to 4.6644 shekels. The Canadian dollar was fixed at 3.8623 shekels, down .584 percent, while its Australian counterpart fell .733 percent to NIS 4.0064. The South African Rand rose .321 percent to .4373 shekels.