The official value of the shekel rose an average of .453 percent, Thursday, against the other featured currencies on the Bank of Israel's foreign-exchange list. The United States dollar was fixed at NIS 3.649, down .599 percent, while the Euro declined .229 percent to 4.7854 shekels.
The pound sterling was set at NIS 5.6392, down .05 percent, while 100 Japanese yen slipped .079 percent to 3.6847 shekels. The Australian dollar fell 1.143 percent to 3.4696 shekels while its Canadian counterpart was fixed at NIS 3.5355, down .321 percent. The South African rand lost .675 percent to .3676 shekels and the Lebanese pound was fixed at NIS .0241, down 1.23 percent.