The official value of the shekel rose an average of .393 percent, Thursday, against the other currencies on the Bank of Israel's foreign-exchange list. The United States dollar was fixed at NIS 3.673, up .273 percent from Wednesday's rate, while the Euro plunged 1.194 percent to 4.8422 shekels.
The pound sterling was set at NIS 5.6014, down .043 percent, while 100 Japanese yen jumped .835 percent to 3.9476 shekels. The Canadian dollar was fixed at NIS 3.6044, down .183 percent, while its Australian counterpart declined .31 percent to 3.7674 shekels. The South African rand was fixed at NIS .4121, down .194 percent. The currencies of Sweden, Denmark and Norway followed the Euro down more than one percent, while the Jordanian dinar and the Egyptian pound rose in parallel with the U.S. dollar.