The official value of the shekel rose an average of .192 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 3.719, down .081 percent, while the Euro declined .149 percent to 4.9571 shekels.
The pound sterling was set at NIS 5.8867, down .207 percent, while the Japanese yen plunged 1.373 percent to 4.1525 shekels. Also diving was the Canadian dollar, which was fixed at NIS 3.7164, down 1.007 percent, while the Australian dollar fell .608 percent to 3.904 shekels and the South African Rand was set at NIS .4113. The Lebanese pound did not change, staying at .0248 shekels.