The official value of the shekel rose an average of .252 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 3.455, down .058 percent from Wednesday's rate, while the Euro fell .479 percent to 4.7182 shekels.
The pound sterling was set at 5.788 shekels, down .243 percent, and 100 Japanese yen declined .13 percent to NIS. 3.3889. The Canadian dollar was fixed at NIS 3.1776, up .199 percent, while its Australian counterpart lost .317 percent to 3.2344 shekels. The Egyptian pound was fixed at .4857 shekels, down .857 percent, and the South African rand declined .358 percent to NIS .334.