- n Babylonian and Assyrian goddess of love and fertility and war; counterpart to the Phoenician Astarte
- The Wall Street Journal called it Fishtar, for Warren Beatty's 1987 flop Ishtar, and wrote that because "nobody had provided bathrooms on the boats used by the crew or on the set .
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- Restoring the glory of long-abused ancient Babylon
At ancient Babylon's Ishtar Gate, Iraqi workers labour with a heavy saw, hammers, a chisel and crowbar to break up and remove a concrete slab that is hastening the structure's decay.
June 24, 2013 - Fox News
- Jonathan Crombie in Toronto Star
It's sort of about Ishtar,says Crombie, "but it's also about the Toronto library system."
- Ben Affleck in Sify
The gigantic 'Ishtar' catastrophe is the one everyone remembers -- which is why I think it's nice to have this movie happen now because it serves as a counterweight to that,Affleck said.