Portal, who appeared on the fourth season of the reality show nearly a decade ago, allegedly entered the post office during the Sukkot holiday and stole thousands of shekels at gunpoint.
The national currency was trading at NIS 3.214 to the dollar Thursday afternoon, the strongest since mid-January.
The Bank of Israel intends to issue several millions of special edition coins to be distributed to the public through banks and the Israel Postal Company.
The driver was fined 500 shekels and has 90 days to pay up.
The central bank has been examining the issue of central bank digital currencies (CBDC) since 2017, and has yet to make any decisions.
In contrast to recent years, the shekel-dollar rate is likely to hover around NIS 3.30 for the near future, according to Bank Leumi analysts.
For now, the plan has worked. The shekel has slipped 5% to 3.28 since the Bank of Israel announcement. Analysts believe speculative flows have been mostly scared away.
The shekel has appreciated more than 10% against the dollar since the beginning of 2020.
A strong currency is generally seen as a blessing for those holding the currency, but a curse for people who receive payments in dollars.
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